Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Poor old Arne was ill the day we were going out to choose a carpet. This was the weekend before last. So I went and came home with a few samples of carpets I thought he'd like. He chose one with orange and terracotta type colours.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Since we are going to put down a carpet in Arne's room, it seemed like a good idea to take this unique opportunity to treat the floor timbers for woodworm.
I found out just how easy it is to take a step back and find there's no floor under your foot. Lucky all the ceilings are in such a bad state they all need replacing anyway, really.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
After getting sucked into the loft for nearly two weeks, I'm back in Arne's room. I've spent 2 days cleaning up and filling cracks and holes (of which there were many) to get to this stage....
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Its that time of year again! If you don't know what the big Stripe night is all about, you can check early December posts for previous years.
Hello magazine could have scooped Reg dancing with Susan Boyle and having a pint with Rod Stewart, if they'd been there.
The Mister men were there too. Richard (our Richard) is Mr Messy on the left, Sally is Miss Bossy and Paula looks all tickled out as Mr Tickle on the right. Paula designed the costumes.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Ten days ago, I thought it would take me about 2-3 days to sort the loft. Considering that the loft was just going off at a tangent in the first place (our plumbing problems was what got me up there initially, and things kind of spiraled from there) that's quite a lot of time spent inhaling black dust, contorting myself into the most confined spaces, itching all over from the rockwool and abusing my knees, back, neck and.... oooh! I don't know where I don't ache. Thank Zaruqarn that's done.