Renovation of old floors - Monday 20th August
Thank goodness for the new toilet as holiday tummy has hit (luckily only John) not sure if it is down to hunger pains as he is not having steak pie, chips and gravy for lunch any more. Poor John is wasting away lol (we’ll panic if he loses another 7 stone)
The diet here is so much healthier, really haven’t missed anything yet (well food wise anyway).
Went shopping again! It’s amazing how much cable you need to rewire the house we’re on 300 metres so far and have not finished yet.
John was up and about after we got back from shopping, was he really ill or has he just found the perfect ploy for getting out of shopping, we all know the best excuse for not working is dickie tummy as no one wants to know the details ha ha.
We had a lovely lunch on the lawn (well it’s still more like a meadow at the moment, the garden is still low down on the priority list) but just realised how beautiful it looks on the photo!
The BBQ is tonight at 7.30, and John is now working on the floor to the bathroom, at 6pm the hole is still massive, the new joists are in place, but there is no floor, the pressure is on, I want to wear my sparkly sandals and look nice, HURRY UP!
It’s done we have a floor, I completely freaked when I saw just how big the hole actually was, it had been covered with a piece of chip board and I had been walking over it.
Here a couple of photo's of what the old joists looked like, the wood worm really had had a feast on them, still can't believe they were holding the floor up or not as the case may be! they should be 9inches by 3 inches but in parts they did not exist!!!!!!!!
Off to the BBQ and a few others had been invited, John got to watch the Manchester United match and the rest of us did something useful i.e. drank wine and chatted. The wine went down well, and this time I was good enough to move onto the water. John wasn’t and he moved onto the Brandy, not sure who was happiest John or Brian at finding a fellow football fan.
We left at 2am just as the whiskey was brought out, the night was just what we needed a total relax with good company, good wine and excellent food.
this cake was amazing!
Thank you Sheila and Brian.
Walking home was lovely the street lights are turned off after 11pm, except in the town square, and the stars are amazing, I never remember seeing that many in Stockport.
1. Make sure you are not aware of how big holes are in the floor actually are!
2. You will need 3 times more cable than you could have possibly imagined
3. The shopping never stops
4. Leave a BBQ before the whiskey starts to flow
5. Drink lots of water