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hutch0
Date: 2009-05-16 00:27
Subject: days six and seven
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Mood:calmcalm
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For those of you who haven't fallen asleep at the merest mention of the words `our kitchen,' things are moving on apace. The plan to build a wall that was half wall and half glass bricks was abandoned when Krszysz very sensibly pointed out that if we built the wall out fully it would restrict our access to the kitchen. So the glass bricks were dropped and the wall was only built halfway out. I know, it sounds weird, but oddly it makes our landing symmetrical for the first time since the house was converted.
With the sink and its attendant worktops and cupboards out of the way, Bogna finally got a close-up look at the kitchen window. The sashes were getting a bit rotten and would have needed replacing soon, but Bogna and Krszysz had a conflab and decided the whole thing had to go. Yesterday afternoon, Bogna remembered that one of her clients does double-glazing. She rang him up, gave him the measurements, they made up the window, delivered it mid-morning today, and it's now been installed. Which is possibly the smoothest anything has ever gone for us since we go married.
Not much has been done to the physical structure of the kitchen. The half-wall's up, the wiring's done, and today the boys put in the window, entirely revised the drainage both in the kitchen and in the bathroom, and replaced the downpipe on the outside wall. The ceiling's up and we have enough lights to guide a 747 in to a safe landing.
So. End of the first week, with another week and a half to go. Apart from the plastering, which will surely need a couple of days to go off before the cupboards can be hung on the walls, I think we're still on track. I'm promised cooking capability by this time next week. We'll see.
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teacher_bear: FoodieBear
User: teacher_bear
Date: 2009-05-15 23:51 (UTC)
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I'm so glad everything is progressing well with your kitchen. It sounds exciting. I hope you will post some pictures before it is finished so we can see what's happening!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-15 23:59 (UTC)
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I've been keeping a record of the renovations ever since we started with the attic, way back in the year dot. I will certainly post some pics soon, if it won't bore you all rigid.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2009-05-15 23:52 (UTC)
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Yay for smooth-going window replacements! We had ours (well about half of them) replaced last year and they do make a huge difference!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-15 23:57 (UTC)
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It was, I have to tell you, only one window, and not a big one, at that. But to phone up the manufacturer in the afternoon, get it made up, have it delivered and installed, without very much fuss at all, the next day, that's not too shabby. I love it when a plan comes together.
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teacher_bear: FoodieBear
User: teacher_bear
Date: 2009-05-16 00:22 (UTC)
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Me too!
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2009-05-17 21:39 (UTC)
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Oh yes! I completely agree with you! Amazing when that happens. I look forward to it happening in my life one day (haha)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-19 21:25 (UTC)
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It does not happen to me very often, trust me.
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rou_killingtime
User: rou_killingtime
Date: 2009-05-18 01:31 (UTC)
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"I love it when a plan comes together."

In 1972 a crack handyman unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the London underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as plumbers, builders and decorators. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the K (for Krszysz) team!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-19 21:18 (UTC)
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Don't laugh; two or three years ago you could have pitched that to ITV as an idea for a comedy series and stood an even chance of it going into production.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-19 21:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bogna decided the initial half-dozen or so spots weren't quite enough so she asked the boys to put another couple up. Now if you go out into the garden at night our kitchen window looks like the business end of a lighthouse.
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jmward14: BenkeiSake
User: jmward14
Date: 2009-05-16 05:05 (UTC)
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Fingers crossed you can persuade Bogna to dine out at least once along the way. Hugs and smiles, Jean Marie
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-19 21:24 (UTC)
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I'll do what I can...
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SJ
User: hundakleptisis
Date: 2009-05-16 16:00 (UTC)
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English cooking... Yum!

S.J.
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