Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Demolition Man

demolition man

So here's the man himself, proudly wielding his sledgehammer and admiring his handiwork. I am very impressed at how seemingly effortless Craig made this look. I went to B&Q and wall was in tact and came back to it being no more.  Just like that! If you look closely here you can see that Craig didn't even bother to remove the glass vases on the window sill. That's also his good jeans and boots he's wearing too.

Hmmm, best not to dwell on that...

The not so fun part is that we are currently without a kitchen. Instead we have a make shift operation in the front room (I should really take a picture of that too). We have a microwave, steamer, slow cooker and could always bbq (if it ever stops bloody raining)!

Despite all the rain, Loch Leven is looking lovely - I took this photo during a brief sunny interlude. This was me walking back from the wee shop in Kinneswood where I bought a loaf and 1/2 dozen eggs. Overpriced by quite a margin but I thought, oh well at least I'm supporting the local grocer. Once home discovered both items were out of date -eggs by almost 2 weeks! Ah the dramas of living in the countryside!

Loch Leven

Sunday, 5 August 2012

bathroom progress

bathroom in hallway!
We arrived home from a short break away with a small glimmer of hope brewing that perhaps our bathroom will be ready for us when we got back. Instead we were greeted by the bathroom in the hallway!
getting there
 A few days later however the tiler did arrive and this is now the state of play. Getting there. Apparently the plumber won't be back to finish things off for another couple of weeks. It's tantalisingly close to being finished and us having a clean, sleek bathroom to call our own. I can't wait for my first bath in here:)

The design has changed a bit and I didn't get my dookits but overall I'm happy with the end result. We do however have a big pile of the black tiles either broken or covered in adhesive that the tiler refused to work with. At £5 a tile we really do need to find some sort of use for them.
new tiles  
I now need to get a mirror and blinds. The tiles are porcelain so we require a special drill bit to put up the mirror. It costs £200 for the bit so hoping our plumber has one in his tool kit.