I am glancing out the window, and the scene before me resembles something akin to a third world country; or Manchester. It is absolutely tipping it down, and I definitely cannot see the hills.
On the home front, the tiler has now done all the extensive preparation, and will be laying the first stone today. The mayor has popped in with his trowel as is the law when any first stone is being laid, and Ladbrokes have also popped in to offer odds of three-to-one that it will not be finished by Christmas. Meanwhile LO is at work, the kids are at school, and the weather has stopped Papa from starting on the outside painting. Add to that a complete absence of milk, and you have what can only be considered a "disaaaaaaaaster dahhling". How is a chap to get through the day without interruptions and coffee?
This weekend will see some more ticking off of tasks on the long to do list. I have finished the carpentry for the boxed in soil pipe thingy in the downstairs bathroom. This is a fat pipe to waste height that is a building regs essential part of the drainage or something, and we have chosen to box it in, but take it to the ceiling and the bit above the top of the pipe (with a fetching little hatch-like shelf concealing said pipe) has shelves, so that it is both use and ornament. The plan is to paint it in with the walls so that it just looks like part of the room, so one inch MDF has done the job handsomely, wood I got pre-cut at the suppliers to the width required for the shelves (200mm since you ask). With a bit of two-part wood filler (my new best friend, expensive, but the biz) the seams are seamless and now it is painted, it is as if it has always been there.
We have David and Samantha over on Sunday, which will hopefully be sunny, and we are very much looking forward to doing something that does not revolve around the extension, other than that we will be using said extension for the visit.
Have a good weekend, and speak next week.