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hutch0
Date: 2008-02-02 00:25
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:porcupine tree
We finally moved up into the Bedroom In The Sky a week ago, and I haven't had a decent night's sleep since. The blinds on the windows at the front of the house just diffuse the light outside, rather than blocking it out altogether, and I know now that during the Summer I'm going to be waking up with the birdies. As a night owl, this is more than somewhat annoying.
Anyway, here are some piccies of the Bedroom In The Sky, and also the Utility Room In The Sky. I haven't taken any pics of the steps because the work isn't finished yet; we're waiting for the delivery of the tiles.


This is the Bedroom In The Sky. You may notice that it has already been colonised by the cats.




And again...




And here is the Utility Room In The Sky.








'Nuff said.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-02 01:00 (UTC)
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Nope, there's a skylight over my head and the light in here is very good. I like this space. It's small and secluded and it has no distractions. Bogna thinks that when we put the washing machine and the drier in here and we sort out the Little Room With All The Boxes I'll move downstairs. Bogna is in for a surprise.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:21 (UTC)
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If I open the door and crack open the skylight a fraction, there's a fair old breeze, so air isn't a problem. I doubt whether I'll be writing in here while the washer and dryer are running, though I could probably do with some ions. Or something.

No, that's Kuron. Dougal's on the bottom of the bed in the second picture.
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pds_lit: Arthur
User: pds_lit
Date: 2008-02-02 01:44 (UTC)
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Lord Almighty! It looks like you are in Harry Potter Land! It's the closet for you buddy!

Bedroom looks good, nice floors. If he sun is bothering you you might want to put up some light blocking shades. They do work.
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RealThog: sunset
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-02 03:23 (UTC)
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Looks great!

I wouldn't worry about the skylight in the bedroom. I slept directly under one that size in Exeter and, after the first one or at most two sunny mornings, was completely untroubled by the morning light.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-02-02 10:25 (UTC)
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It depends on whaat you are like. I have been woken by morning light ever since adolescnce, such that for the past 12 years I have had a black cloth thingy that fits over my eyes abd blocks the light out, and I have fitted blackout material to my window fram using velcro, so I can put it up and take it down as required. That way I sleep much better later in the year.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:26 (UTC)
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I dunno. I'll have to wait and see what it's like in Summer; if the sunlight wakes me up at some godawful hour of the morning, we might have to do something. Maybe, as you say, I'll get used to it. Or I can get a sleep-mask as calcinations suggests or fit blackout material. We'll see.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:32 (UTC)
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Yeah, he's only just started doing that. He would sit outside the door screaming, and when I let him in he sort of wandered about a bit and looked at me and lifted his paw to tell me he wanted something, but I didn't know what, so he'd just give up and ask to be let out again. Then I picked him up the other day to give him a hug and he just climbed out of my arms onto the `table,' walked behind the laptop, looked at me as if to say, `Took you long enough to get the idea, didn't it, idiot?' settled himself down, and promptly fell asleep. Which he is doing right now. Baffling cat.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-02-02 10:28 (UTC)
Subject: I did wonder
if these were real locations. However, I am interested to know why you feel the need to move up a floor anyway? Are you going to let out the lower floor?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:54 (UTC)
Subject: Re: I did wonder
This is a long story. We live in the top flat of a converted three-storey Edwardian house. It's nominally a two-bedroom flat but in reality it's one bedroom and a boxroom just about big enough for a single bed, which I used as a study and where we slept when we had guests.
Our biggest problem is space - there's no room for anything. The larger bedroom isn't terribly large. So we decided to convert the attic into a bedroom/bathroom/utility room, leave the bedroom for guests, and turn the little bedroom into a proper study. Theoretically, this will eventually give us more space downstairs, and theoretically it also adds value, in the long term, to the flat.
We didn't have to move to the upstairs bedroom right now, but it was mostly finished, so we thought, why wait?
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-02-03 22:49 (UTC)
Subject: Re: I did wonder
That makes sense. It's also cheaper than moving house.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 23:29 (UTC)
Subject: Re: I did wonder
Moving house was an option we did consider, and we went as far as to look at some properties, and everything was either way too expensive, or barely affordable and needing thousands of pounds of work, or affordable but stuck way out beyond the transport links we have here - which barely work at the best of times, but are at least there. And in the end we didn't want to move. We decided the conversion was the least - worst option.
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