Tag: Painting

We still can’t have a shower at home…

… but the prospect is a lot closer than it was when we moved in two weeks ago.

The bathroom is now tiled, the bath is fitted, and we painted it on Wednesday and Thursday this week. It now needs the plumber and electrician to come back to do the final fixings.

 

It really has changed quite a lot – this shows it last year after we had stripped the panelling off the walls:

Don't worry, the vicar next door won't be able to see in!
It doesn’t look much like a bathroom here!

Hopefully the final plumbing and electrical fittings will go in this coming week, though it may be longer until we have the glass screen to separate the room in to wet & ‘dry’ areas.

In which the plan starts coming together

We finally managed to move in to our new house on Saturday morning, having decided that living on site was finally possible (working loo, tap & electric sockets in the kitchen working, if no where else, and two serviceable rooms to live in). We are still popping back to my parents’ house for showers though!

It feels like a lot has happened in the three days since we moved, so here’s a summary.

The dining room plaster dried, so we could paint it:

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Our fabulous main builders spent Sunday on the roof fixing the ridge tiles in place (I don’t have a photo of that yet). They also fitted the wetroom boarding ready for tiling.

The plasterer came back and plastered the bathroom today (Monday), so hopefully in the next few days the plumber will be back to fit the bath so the tiling can be done.

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The electricians (there were three of them here at a couple of points today) also came today and lit up the downstairs. This is fabulous as it means we don’t have to use a torch to find the loo after dark. They’ve also fitted the plug sockets in the other rooms downstairs, so we don’t have extension leads everywhere.

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Really real

Yesterday we said goodbye to our house in Brighton for the last time. We’d had a “Friends” moment collecting all our keys from local friends and it was finally time to go.

The removals men arrived (after a slight ‘really, gas company, you are choosing this moment to park a huge truck directly over our driveway?’ moment) and made short work of packing our belongings into their van.

It still feels very odd that we aren’t going back to that house, particularly as we can’t unpack everything as the house is still a building site. Having been up and down to the new house so much over the last year is enhancing the feeling of ‘we are only up here for a week, we’ll be back in Brighton soon’. Hopefully we will be able to start living at the house soon, even if fully unpacking is a little way off.

At least the guinea pigs seem to be settling in to their new home well!

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