Marvellous weekend, after 2 weeks of finishing work then coming home to
start on the living room we thought we'd finally done - HA!
We've stripped the walls, removed the dado rail, patched the cracks, hung
lining paper, painted the ceiling, walls, woodwork. Fitted 3 new doors. Had
the old fireplace removed and a shiny new one fitted. Ripped up the carpet
and fitted laminate flooring (I know, I know but SWMBO likes it). Changed
the old single plastic sockets for twin chrome - and light switches to
match. In fact the place looked like something out of ideal home (if I say
so myself - and I'll have to 'cos it looks like Baghdad high street now).
Sunday night about 9.30 we sent the sprogs off to bed and turned the TV
volume down. Hisss came the noise from behind the settee - and no it wasn't
the dogs stomach trouble. Moved the settee and admired the small water
feature that had appeared at the end of the radiator. What followed was a
stunning example of teamwork. SWMBO used the kind and variety of language I
normally only hear on site. I meanwhile rushed around like a Tasmanian devil
on speed. Off with the flooring trim strip, up with 4 rows of flooring. Out
with the circular saw and up with 3 floorboards. Fortunately I had one or
two plumbing bits left over from the bathroom epic. Chopped through the pipe
and fitted a blank. Turned off the radiator valve. Found out how hot the
water in the central heating system is. Fitted burn-eze. Finally got to bed
at midnight. Got up for work Monday at 5.30. Came downstairs, walked into
the living room and put my foot straight down a hole some baboon had left in
the floor. Found out how cold the water in the central heating system gets
when it's been stood under the floor for a night.
Finally got the pipework sorted last night. Tomorrow I'll have a go at the
rest. Tonight I just wanted to have a bitch then go and get inebriated.
Thankyou and goodnight. Richard
Talking of which, Spouse looked at the ingredients list on his toothpast
today. It contains that frightfully dangerous poison, NaOH ...
Don't know how there's room for it with all the other junk mind you.
Well, since the bodge artist I let into my house fitted a plastic push
fit on one of my radiators, despite me telling him I was going to
stone tile over it, I await the day when I spy drips of water through
I will be roundly cursing him when I'm pulling up grouted floor tiles
to fix his efforts.
Woohoo! Hope you're well tanked by now.
Like the bit about the baboon who left the hole.. reminds of another poster
who left his bathroom with paint stripper on the windowsill and when he came
back it had mysteriously launched itself into the brand new bath. Totally
unconnected to him of course. Or that was what he was claiming to SWMBO
Thankyou for brightening up my day, Richard :o) I think the laugh I've
had is worth a couple of virtual pints to you!
Now lets start a thread about who of us has disconnected the waste
from the kitchen sink and, well, you can guess the rest :)
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