Tuesday, September 13, 2016


The carpet layers arrived promptly at about 8.30 yesterday and have done a wonderful job.  They worked busily until just after 4 p.m. Doug had gone home at this stage but returned earlier than usual and managed to get the whole house vacuumed.  After an early meal he went home exhausted.

Today after the usual dog walk etc.  We came back here and Doug shaved the bottom off three doors that were catching on the carpet while I did several loads of washing.  Last night we brought the settee inside and my bed back into the bedroom but the rest will be done as time and energy allow.  I haven't even opened the new curtains I have bought.  I hope they are suitable - there will be some alterations to do.

The blue plastic dust sheet went back up last night and will remain until the curtains are fitted.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

TODAY (9/11)

Today is Doug's birthday and most of it has been spent uplifting carpet.  The painting has been finished - it has been a long job as he has been fitting it in around everyday life but finally all the rooms that need to be painted before the new carpet goes down have been painted and I am thrilled with the result.

Over the past week we have been moving the furniture into first the outside room and then into the large enclosed porch.  Today we uplifted carpet and vacuumed in the morning and then went down to the Town Basin as Doug's daughter and grand daughter wanted to take him to lunch which was a pleasant break.  Then it was back here to finish the job off.

Now, I just have a small trolley/table, 2 chairs and a bed.  Tomorrow morning they will be moved out and  at about 8.30 or 8.45  the carpet layers will arrive.

                                                              The Porch holds a lot

and so does the outside room

Doug went home as usual at about 3 p.m. and will come back at about 6 p.m. for a light meal.