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and now the screaming starts...part four - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2007-04-01 00:02
Subject: and now the screaming starts...part four
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Mood:blahblah
Music:Kaiser Chiefs
Five weeks in, and if everything runs to schedule next week will be the final week of the loft conversion. In case anyone is keeping track, yes, it did get cold, and yes, it did snow, and when the stairs finally went in I popped up to have a look and found that, though the windows had been installed, there were four whacking great holes above them, through which the Outside was getting In.
I have been colder; the place I lived in during my final year in Nottingham was so cold that I was going to bed wearing pyjamas, jeans, a sweater and three pairs of socks, and I accepted it as part of the Experience. However, fancy living in the years since has turned me into a wimp and I did not enjoy seeing my breath as I stood in our bedroom at half past nine in the evening. Or shaving the next morning. Or anything the next morning, actually.
So, bored Villagers, where are we now? As I said, the stairs are in. The Bedroom In The Sky is three-quarters windowed (and the last window blocked off with a hardboard offcut) insulated, floored, plasterboarded, plumbed and wired. I offer you these:



to give you an idea what has gone on.


The Little Room With The Boxes is somewhat Littler to make room for the stairs, something which may or may not become a point of contention. Maybe I should stop whining and just be thankful I will have a room to put my books in and work, but once the shelves are up it will be very Little. Or cosy, depending on whether you ask me or Bogna.

Next week will be exciting. The Bathroom In The Sky will be installed, the flat will be invaded by plasterers, the radiators will be put in, and by Friday, God willing, it will all be over.
And then we're going to have the kitchen done...
 
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SJ
User: hundakleptisis
Date: 2007-04-01 00:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh, looks really nice, A very cool place to have as an office type area.

:)
S.J.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-04-01 21:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And if I ever find myself becoming tired of life, I will suggest that to Bogna. Until then, I'm afraid, it's going to have to be a bedroom.
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SJ
User: hundakleptisis
Date: 2007-04-01 22:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Aw shucks, couldn't you have, like, one little table and chair in a corner with a flip top seat and tabletop so the computer can be hidden in a trice and the whole set up look like a pretty make up area :)

S.J.
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2007-04-02 03:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I totally agree with Bogna on this. Bad feng shui to have an office in the bedroom. It brings work into an area that should be all about rest and comfort.
One of the few feng shui principles that makes marvelous psychological sense. :-)
Hope everything goes smoothly this week. Also hope your builder really recovered as quickly he let on.
Hugs to you and Bogna,
Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-04-02 20:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think it has less to do with feng shui than with territoriality. And speaking of working in the bedroom, where do you think I'm typing this? In one of the very few tiny islands that are clear of boxes, stacks of bathroom tiles, piles of furniture and wood-effect flooring panels. On the bed. And I'm even sharing that with a box of...actually, I'm not sure what's in it...
Big Hugs
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jmward14
User: jmward14
Date: 2007-04-03 01:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, and you're all fratchy too. I rest my case. Hugs and grins, Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-04-06 00:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Tom went from Hero to Zero rather quickly. He didn't turn up on Monday because he'd found himself another job without telling Danny, who was suitably annoyed. Then he redeemed himself a bit by turning up on Tuesday to tile the dormer roof, and apparently he'll also be here tomorrow as well. So he turns out to be a Complicated, Conflicted Hero. Bless him. He's probably in his early twenties but he looks aboutb twelve. It's hard to get angry with him.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-04-06 00:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I apologise for that display of drunken typing. Also, I may not be in my right mind at the moment. Normal service will be resumed shortly.
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