The home of the haikulator



My Stand-up & gigs
The Coding Craftsman

The Musical!
Incredible Productions


Previous Posts

The Latest Swindle
Fun With Bevels
Holiday Plans
What I Wanted To Say
A Nightmare Out
Victim Of Identity Theft
I'm A Professional
Wake Up And Smell The Time Warp
Wake Up And Smell The Road Rage
It's Like Riding A Bike

Blog Archives

October 2001
November 2001
December 2001
January 2002
February 2002
March 2002
April 2002
May 2002
June 2002
July 2002
August 2002
September 2002
October 2002
November 2002
December 2002
January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
August 2009
September 2009
January 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
October 2011
December 2011
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
December 2013
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
May 2014
July 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
July 2016
August 2017
January 2018
August 2018
September 2018

Global Domination

Locations of visitors to this page

Monday, March 5

Moving On

I was starting to feel like the house had reached a hiatus last week. I felt like I was doing nothing much to advance it towards being a home. I spent about 2 hours a night working on it. In fact, it was probably less, given that there was time at each end taken up with slacking and changing in and out of work clothes. I was preparing for skirting board action. Friday was rock bottom as far as DIY went. I hit a wall and, being metaphoric, I couldn't even skirting board it.

Although Saturday ended with me collapsed in bed, feeling very very ill, and Sunday started with a morning of slacking, including messing around with instruments, this week already feels like it's a huge leap forward from last week. I have 100% skirting board coverage (well 98.7% if you include gaps between boards). I have an electrician in the house today, hopefully not noticing any electrical cock-ups I've made, or at least fixing them without substantial financial penalty to me.

More importantly, after an initial false-hope that it was to be today, I have confirmed with my bathroom installation dude that he'll be coming tomorrow to start work (he's not really a dude). The electrician will be around tomorrow too, so they'll be able to collaborate on anything electrical relating to the bathroom. Excellent. Before I can truly live in the house self-sufficiently, I need the means to:
  • Be warm: sorted
  • Wash myself: coming
  • Use a toilet: currently only in liquid form, but soon to be sorted
  • Wash clothes: technically I have a washing machine, but it's still simpler to, erm, delegate
  • Cook: that's still weeks away, though I have enough of a kitchen to wash-up in, so I could microwave stuff... however, I'm going to destroy the kitchen next, so best not get used to having one
This is indeed encouraging. I will, hopefully, get a chance to chat about amended plans for the kitchen/bathroom with the bathroom fitter and see what he makes of the new scheme - hopefully it will seem more realistic and, thus, more schedulable.

I think I shall do a lot of sanding and general decoration preparation this week. This might lead me to being able to get some lining paper on the walls. Bizarrely, it now feels like, after a week of feeling I was getting nowhere, that things are happening a bit quickly. I really want the heating people back to put radiators back on the walls and to install the bathroom radiator. However, I want the walls to be papered before the radiators go on them. I think some industrial-strength sanding may really help me get on top of things. And filling.

I'm going up north this weekend, which should also involve a lot of labouring. If I eat sensibly this week (and that's a long shot) then all this labouring could well see me turn into a fitter dude (I'm not a dude).


Post a Comment

<< Home

All content ©2001 - 2012 Ashley Frieze