Almost 3 weeks into the 2nd phase of our renovations and Tim’s climbing the walls. You’d expect a man who lived in a brown and patterned batchelor house (and I don’t mean some trendy bachelor pad) to be able to endure anything. But not true! I find it more of an adventure.
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One of my former bosses once taught me: it’s got to get worse before it gets better. And it is certainly true in this house. I guess every building project has its hiccups, and we have certainly had our fair share.

In no particular order:
  • The electrics in the building are shocking!
  • The (very expensive) stone shower tray was damaged
  • Holes in the wall were stuffed with paper (!!!) then plastered over
  • The gas hob had no isolation switch
  • The entire chimney breast is filled to the brim with soot (we’re trying to cut into it)
  • There are gaps in the wall and we can see into the neighbours’ downstairs.
    • Luckily we have a room fairly unaffected by the chaos: the lounge. It is our haven and our refuge for the time being. As we have no kitchen, our dresser has become our tea station and kitchenette – only problem is that it is in the middle of our hallway.

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    We do have a microwave perched on a hall cupboard at the other side of the hallway too. We use it to warm up the mountains of frozen food in our garage. Before the work started, Tim and I cooked for an entire day to prepare for our kitchenless days. Now every night is a lucky dip – we can’t remember what we stored in what packaging!

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    We are certainly looking forward to having a finished house – one we can be proud of!