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Sunday, November 10, 2019      6 comments

Feeling uplifted by the positive use of the paint calculation site https://www.diy.com/help
ulator/Dev_npcart_100008.art I decided to try the same company's 'bathroom design site'. The bat... Read more
Remember the number you first thought of
Saturday, November 09, 2019      5 comments

I've been trying to calculate paint quantities today.  Came across a very useful site where you can put in the wall dimensions, plus any areas you don't need to paint [doors, windows, chimney breasts in my case] and so on.  You can even add in h... Read more
The Hub
Friday, November 08, 2019      5 comments

Turns out the electrician was here most of the day.  There were quite a few sockets and switches he had to replace.  Plus once he'd finished, he tested everything again.  All included in his original quote.  He also moved a light switch for me i... Read more
Thursday, November 07, 2019      5 comments

The electrician was booked for today and tomorrow.  Due to arrive at 9 a.m  but just beforehand he text to say he was on his way but stuck in traffic.  He arrived about 9.30 a.m very apologetic.  He was dealing with the main job - installing the... Read more
Red Sky
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      7 comments

Red sky at night - Shepherd's delight, red sky in the morning - Shepherd's warning.  So the old saying goes.  Woke up to this today - taken from my kitchen window.   ... Read more
Piston engines
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      7 comments

The Worker [Friend?] arrived Thursday evening and left this evening so was here pretty much the same amount of time as PT.  In some ways it's a little unfair to compare what they each achieved as they were doing different things, but the contras... Read more
Thursday, October 31, 2019      6 comments

I'm busy working my magic on Base Camp so just a quick hello this evening. Updates later in the week. Bright blessings... Read more
Sniff, snuffle, splutter
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      6 comments

Still not feeling 100% so have been taking it pretty easy again today.  Especially as The Worker Friend is due tomorrow and it will presumably be a pretty full on few days.  I haven't been totally inactive though.  Been busy, busy, busy, chasing... Read more
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      5 comments

Not feeling quite so grotty today but have taken it fairly easy.  Did some laundry - I'm still enjoying the luxury of having a working washing machine once again.   The washing machine had been left here and was a bit grungy due to the door havi... Read more
Base Camp - The structural stuff
Monday, October 28, 2019      5 comments

I mentioned the lack of insulation in the rear bedroom wall.  Added problem - if you pushed it, it moved.  Not good for an external wall!  So PT dealt with that first of all.  All done now.  Just needs plastering and decorating.  ... Read more
Base Camp
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      8 comments

Now that work has started on the house I have named it.  Base Camp - because it's just the starting point.  PT arrived at lunch time as agreed.  Unloaded his van.  He's got quite a few tools with him! ... Read more
My new love
Tuesday, October 22, 2019      8 comments

Lets face it - they come and go.  You get to a stage where you don't really notice them any more.  And certainly never give them a moments thought.  Then suddenly you actually look at one of them and something stirs deep within you........... ... Read more
He's back
Monday, October 21, 2019      7 comments

What a fabulous way to spend my Sunday afternoon. So is The Worker Friend.  Back I mean. Just until tomorrow.  We've been discussing plans for ... Read more
Super Saturday
Saturday, October 19, 2019      3 comments

That's how it was billed.  Only the fourth time parliament has sat on a Saturday since WW2.  All in all, it was in many ways a bit of a damp squib.  Now we watch and wait as the latest shenanigans continue.   Huge turn out for the anti Brexit ma... Read more
I nearly forgot
Friday, October 18, 2019      6 comments

Last time I weighed myself at home was the Monday before I moved out.  I did weigh myself while I was staying with The Worker Friend but basically there wasn't any difference and I didn't record it.  Since being here I haven't weighed in as I ha... Read more

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