Friday, 31 December 2010

State of play

The lads have been in the last couple of days tidying up various jobs and setting up for the new year. As can be seen the new kitchen is taking shape but what a job it has been...windows in,windows out,walls up and walls down plus about 3 tons of render on one of the walls in an effort to finally give us a square room. Kitchens are not my favourite parts of a rebuild as they cost so much money and are all pretty much similar, but apparently we need one...who knew? Next year should see the inside of the house finished by spring and the external work completed by summers end but who knows just what the old girl will throw at us before then? making a mockery of my timetable and my bank account. What I really need to know though is when the last of the frosts will happen as 12 tons of lime render need to be delivered and put on before the weather gets too dry...too warm, too wet, too cold, ah! its fun being a builder...really! All in all though next year is shaping up on all fronts to be a cracker, so here's to it and a happy new year from the OTW family to all who bother to take a little time and pass by this way.

10 comments:

James Higham said...

You getting any holiday then?

Thud said...

James...no hols as if house is not done by baby arrival in april then the wife is decamping to merebrook house over by wirral rugby club....and I get to pay!

lorraine said...

Happiest and most prosperous of New Years. Best of all time tables on the reconstruction of house and construction of new little life. From Central Nor Cal.

Scrobs... said...

Next year will indeed be a cracker Thudders!

There's so much more to do, here too, but at least we can all shed the disasters left by the Brown fiasco, and make some headway!

How many Thudettes will this be?

Vinogirl said...

kitchen looks a lot better already!

Electro-Kevin said...

And to you too.

12 tonnes ????

Thud said...

Kev...thats the least I'll get away with, I'm dreading the external work on this place.

Brian said...

May I wish Your Grace* and your expanding family a Happy New Year (twice, including Chinese New Year).

*(Well, you deserve an enoblement for the brilliant restoration you are overseeing at Thud Towers).

cheshire wife said...

I hope that you enjoyed your Christmas by the fire and a Happy New Year to you.

SippicanCottage said...

Happy New Year to Thud and the Thudettes