Day Thirty-Four

That’s us at seven weeks now, wow, this week has really flown in.  New stairs, lights decided on, windows organised, skeleton walls with some solid plasterboard up. The progress is incredible if you look back at these.

day one, day thirteen

Here’s today’s photos, hope you like them,

front to back
front to back
back to front
back to front
from top of stairs
from top of stairs

Friday afternoons have evolved a new ritual recently, the clear up for the weekend.  The hall goes through a huge dust removal procedure (extreme hoovering) and the bathroom gets cleaned and given its weekend look.  The colours in the mat are brilliant.

our Friday bathroom
our Friday bathroom

Other Stuff

We have some new improved dogs today, I always forget how funny they look when they’ve been clipped.  I think they look at little embarassed – what do you think?

Lennie
Lennie
Lucy
Lucy

There’s a bit of a running theme going on here this weekend, F is doing a sponsored run tomorrow and C  is doing a half marathon on Sunday. The closest thing to running I’ll be doing is running after them I suspect. Good on them though.

Just took this picture of Lucy relaxing, she’s so funny.

lucy day 34 002

All that’s left to say is have a fabulous weekend x

Day Thirteen

We were out visiting up at Balerno today and H had a great time with all the others and made some fab hanging hearts with our hostess with the mostest.  You can see the result in the previous post.

I’m very glad we were out – when we left there were lots of men milling about and I think a lot has been done today.  The hall was looking like a bit of a workshop, it’s all gone now though.

the hall
the hall

The upstairs has changed again, much more of the floor is down and there is a rather significant hole in the old bathroom ceiling now.  That’s where the stairs will go and behind them will be an ensuite shower room with the window you can see in the last photo.

view towards front window today
view towards front window today
more flooring and view from the front today
more flooring and view from the front today, no sign of the old stairs
from the old bathroom up!
from the old bathroom upwards
this is where the stairs will go.  Behind them is where the ensuite will be.
this is where the stairs will go

This is the view from the cupboard that had the old stairs in it.  The gap from the stairs has nearly been filled in from above with new joists and insulation.

view upwards from the old stair cupboard
view upwards from the old stair cupboard

We are still without hot water tonight but the heating is good.  Luckily I’m babysitting tonight so all of us piled down here and used the facilities – thanks family Ross. Hopefully we will be with hot water tomorrow.

The kettle broke this afternoon which is quite a trauma to someone who likes a cup of tea or two.  Wonder if I should get a boil on the gas one this time, I always like the idea of them but I worry about forgetting about it and there being a disaster.  Better get it sorted out quickly or there will be mutiny on The Regeneration from the crew, who also like a wee cuppa.  I think one of them carries a kettle just in case and another has what he calls a ‘survival kit’ consisting of mugs, teabags and sweeteners.  Must have been a boy scout.