All done … for now


Apart from a bit of snagging on Monday, the main bulk of the work is complete. Eldest lad is going to help me do the painting, but the plasterers said we can’t start until middle of next week. So it will have to be the walls under the windows that we do first.

The main snagging point is that a couple of the windows seem to be wrong. The opener on two of the frames open from left to right, whereas the rest open from right to left. I don’t think it should be much of a problem to fix, but it does look odd.

I’ve asked for the 3rd and 4th of March as leave, so that should give me a week, before the guy comes to do the flooring. What? Didn’t I mention that? Mrs H decided that she wanted the floor recovering with laminate flooring. He comes on the 9th March and Mrs H thinks it will only take one day to do. I can’t see it myself, as he is going to put new skirting in as well.

Day three …


This is beginning to sound a bit like a Big Brother episode! The two fitters came back to finish off the last window board. They were only here about 10 minutes, but Mrs H cheekily managed to get rid of three of the old window blinds. They ‘kindly’ left me a huge length of the window board that was the wrong size, so that’s now something else filling the garage.

Plasterers turned up about half past nine and they seem to be cracking on at a good pace, although I can’t really see what they are doing.


It’s 14:30 and all the plasterboards have been fitted to the roof and walls, and they’ve had two skims plaster, so it looks like they have nearly finished.

Day two …


They are back again and right on time at 08:30. It’s very wet, so they opted to take the old patio door out. Problem: while cutting the frame, one of them cut through three wires. What is a strange thing is that all three wires are red! The electrician is coming to sort it out.

Tried contacting the alarm company, as we have/had a ‘tremble’ sensor on the door. The alarm company not interested as they did not install the original system. They wanted to charge a huge amount just to come out and look. It was going to be around £200.00 before they did anything so we are thinking just hide the sensor under the plasterwork. The main room sensor picks up movement where the old door was I don’t think we need it.

Mrs H has gone off to get her nails fixed and to get a few things done in Wetherby. That’s going to take a couple of hours at least. I overheard the fitters talking and they seem to think that they will have done all their work by around 15:30. Given how much work they have done this morning, I think that could be right.

Tomorrow, the plasterer is due. I’ll be glad when he’s done his work, as it means we will be able to get into the garage again. It’s always been a bit of a tight squeeze in there anyway, what with all the ‘stuff’ we already have, but now we have all the plaster-board in there ready to be used tomorrow. There is so little space, that I cannot even get to the cup-board where my beer is kept !!!

Tune in again for the next (yawn) instalment …