Friday, February 06, 2015
Saturday, September 13, 2008
It is a long time since I posted anything on this blog -
Just to say that a bit of a small step has been made in the last two days.
The Man of the Place managed to power wash all the moss off this side of the house and then replace the render.
It looks good now. Imagine what it will look like when the wall is painted and the patio slabs are down . . . .
Posted by Peggy at 7:19 AM
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Posted by Peggy at 7:25 AM
The heating was installed. The boiler has now been commissioned and is legal to heat our house. It does a wonderful job. We haven't been cold since. We're not quite used to all this warmth. I'm waking up very thirsty in the morning. Having the boiler commissioned sounded so formal. I was half expecting to have to smash a bottle of champagne over it. "I hereby commission this boiler! Bless her and all who are heated by her!" In reality, it was an unassuming man who came out, checked all the wiring, the exhaust, fuel line to the boiler etc. . .. He had a cup of coffee (milk and one sugar), gave me the forms for the guarantee and went on his merry way.
Henry cutting a channel for the thermostat. This makes for another area that will have to be repainted.
Posted by Peggy at 7:05 AM
Thursday, December 07, 2006
The major thing going on at the moment is that the heating system is getting hooked up.
The electrician has put up thermostats and control panels for the two different "zones" in the house and the plumber is working on getting the heating system connected to the boiler.
To connect things to the boiler, the floor boards in the corner our front room needed to be removed. This meant disassembling the dining room table and lifting the carpet.
This is what it looks like . . . .
This is The Man of the Place with the enormous power tool he had to hire to do big stuff under the floorboards.Done by Christmas?
You can see the packs of oak floor boards waiting to go down.
Posted by Peggy at 10:42 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Let there be Light! This light is in the new office. You will notice that the office has been painted a lovely duck egg blue. Pretty pretty! The oak planks for the new floor has been delivered. The next step is that the heating system is to be completed. We expect this to happen within the next couple of weeks.
We work along and it seems like we get nowhere and then all of a sudden there is a giant leap forward.
The above photo is a picture of the some of the lights in the ceiling of the new front room. It isn't this orange. We have a white ceiling, but with the halogen bulbs, it comes across as orange in the photo.
The electrician got to the point where some of the lights work in the new extension! He will be back tomorrow to make the lights work in more of the rooms and to start getting the boiler hooked up to electricity.
This is the light in the new back hallway.
This light is in the new office. You will notice that the office has been painted a lovely duck egg blue. Pretty pretty!
The oak planks for the new floor has been delivered. The next step is that the heating system is to be completed. We expect this to happen within the next couple of weeks.
Posted by Peggy at 9:59 AM
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Bugger bugger bugger.
Posted by Peggy at 3:07 AM
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Posted by Peggy at 2:12 PM