Week 85

The contractors are back this week to sort out immediate Stuff. These include things like painting the garage floor and filling large gaps in blockwork in the walls out there, fixing the rainwater diverters, sorting my neighbour's drive, and changing the loft boards. What's been lacking on our side is any kind of oversight or … Continue reading Week 85

Week 83

The garden is almost done. Mark and Sam have finished off the back path and porch by pointing it all together. Amazing how much of a difference closing in those lines makes. The Contractor is due to return next week and fix the drive in the back amongst other things, so there's no point in … Continue reading Week 83

Week 73

As we lurch into another week of very little happening on remedial works compared with masses accomplished on the driveway, I'll start this post with a bit of a change in tone. The blog has gone from Public to Private to keep the project's chronological recordings from being used by lawyers, and since you've suffered … Continue reading Week 73

Week 65

I had a minor surgical procedure a good few years ago which went all a bit pear-shaped in recovery. On speaking to the surgeon, who was a really nice chap despite my setback, it turned out that this particular complication was a one in a bijillion type of thing to happen. Really rare, definitely unexpected. … Continue reading Week 65

Week 62

Welcome to Week 62 in our 36 Week project.... It's all about finishing now. Lots of pressure to Buy Things like... doorbells. Have you ever given much thought to them? The button bit can be a nice design piece, and there are many many different types to choose from. But the ringer, chime, sounder, whatever … Continue reading Week 62

Week 60

Not long to go now. Three weeks until we move in. ¬†There hasn't been a light bulb lit yet which is worrying, but they're all getting wired¬†in at least. But the biggest thing this week was saying goodbye to the old garage. It put James out of a home and his new office is now … Continue reading Week 60