Have been out of the blogging habit over the recent past few weeks (but still reading every-one else’s) because we are having work done in our house….verrrrrry,  slowwwwly….

We have been here 30 years and the downstair’s bathroon (used only by visitors) and the radiator system throughout all the house, were all in need of some re-furbishment.

It started out on the 5th of May when the two lads came to dismantle our downstairs bathroom, and fit complete new units, tiles, shower system etc…’We’ll be finished this bit in a week!’ they said.  NO WAY!….. problems with a leaking loo, disagreement on position of  switches, and fitting us in between other jobs (we felt like a piece in a rather large jigsaw!) etc took us well into two weeks. Luckily we had the upstair’s bathroom! Mostly then all sorted-out except for some snagging.

Then some 10 days gap whilst one was on holiday with his family and we could get some peace from the dust, noise and general disruption to our lives. Then back to the radiators being ripped out. That meant that carpets and flooring had to be lifted, and brackets taken off walls, causing destruction (and ultimate need for lots of replacement or refurbishment) in many cases.

They went off yesterday, leaving a trail of little things we wish they had done differently, jobs for us to finish off, temporary flooring, a big hole in our bank balance etc. We now have the task of choosing wood and carpet flooring for quite a bit of the house and decorating throughout! That will keep us going for a few days lol!

So is it all worthwhile? I suppose the charity shops will be happy as we passed-on stuff which had been in our cupboards, on shelves, and in the loft, for many years. The childreen have been handed back stuff we have stored for decades. The economy will be bound to improve as we re-assemble the things which we MUST have, but the land-fill site managers must be wondering what else is coming!

Now, back to the keyboard, before the Lady of the House starts working out a plan for the next project! It is her birthday today so going out for a meal to the Birds and the Bees Restaurant (click on the Search button for a report on our last meal there), so we can get the glad rags on and pretend all this work doesn’t really lie ahead!