He is a marvel - an no girls you cannot have him - HE's MINE!!!
So now, it's all systems go and with any luck we can actually finish the next wall of kitchen units.
Monday, 25 May 2009
Sunday, 24 May 2009
before this however I made everyone work for their lunch - they had to erect the gazebo for me whilst I worked wonders on 2 foot of old work surface, with a salad and a bag of rice done in the microwave!
The busy lizzy's are just starting to flower
and the petunia's are opening up and showing me what colours I have planted
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
Whilst he was doing this, I was painting the walls that I was able to get to, in the new soft olive colour that we had chosen. Now anyone that knows me even slightly, will be aware that I do not do green in houses! I was all greened out during my childhood and it put me off for life, or so I thought.
The funny thing is, that the whole time that this vision was forming in my head, the walls were always going to be green, all be it very pale and soft, but never-the-less green..... Go Figure!!!
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
They then all needed a little cutting about to fit around the gas pipes....
but Fred was not daunted - he found the new living accommodation for his beloved 800mm unit! He soon jumped out when he saw that I'd spotted him!
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
The kitchen, which we ordered 2 days before Paul was put onto short time, was delivered, and we are now in a situation where we can start to fit it.
And so, instead of heading off up the motorway on Friday afternoon, we started to pull out the old kitchen units.
Paul is laying the last bit of flooring today, he got a good start on it late yesterday, and then we shall sand and paint the walls before placing the units in a test before the fixing can begin.
Onwards and upwards....
I don't think Colin and Justin are very impressed by my decorating of the lounge at the moment!
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
down across the floor in front of the back door, just underneath the peel off kitchen floor tiles and back up the wall and through the connecting wall.
I think the electrician that we are getting in to add some more sockets is going to have a field day trying to fix this little botch up!
For the rest of you ghouls, who are like me, check out what happened to Paul this avo when a rogue tile decided not to come away from the wall without a fight.
A lovely deep gouge on his left hand above his thumb...
As steri strips would not last 5 minutes on Paul because of his job, John the chap who saw to Paul decided to go with the real deal - sutures - John reckoned on about 5
In went the anaesthetic...
Then the stitches started to go in
Very impressively it actually took 7 stitches to pull the gash together
and here endeth the story of the kitchen so far....
One more scar to add the the collection methinks Mr L
Finishing touches were applied to my lovely planter, in the form of the shaping on the top, and it had its first coat of white paint before being refilled with soil.
My lilac - so that I can get some fairies back at the bottom of the garden - What do you mean you don't believe in fairies - sacralidge LOL. We had one of these in the front garden of the house I lived in as a small child, I always loved their scent.
pretty purple petunias, busy lizzies, gazinias....
and Cape Daisy's - I love these as my Dad gave us some when we moved into the house before the last one, not long before he passed away - I love their pretty violet colour and their eagerness to spread and reach the sun light.
Friday, 8 May 2009
I think it will get a lot worse before it starts to look better - on a positive note though, I have chosen the paint for the wall colour - it's a Dulux, Softy Olive!