Saturday, 29 August 2009
A little fishy
I have spent the last week doing the rather nasty but necessary job of wallpaper stripping, a job made more difficult by the past occupants insisting upon gloss painting some of the wallpaper. Old houses are usually accompanied by various critters that thrive in the conditions that can vary from dry to very very damp. The last week has seen me being becoming more than familiar with the little bug(ger) known as a silverfish. Small fast and slightly prehistoric looking the afore said bug is just another to add to my ever growing list of creatures that need to become extinct...just after the labour party and all its wastrel followers (wow...renovation and rant in one post!) Silverfish tend to thrive in relatively dry conditions and as such pose no threat to the buildings fabric...unlike the dry rot I discovered last week,of which more in a latter post.