What a week, but a thoroughly splendid one by anyone’s standards. Duane, Chris and Phil disappeared on Wednesday afternoon. I should really have updated the blog to show you just what a brilliant job they did – I could wax lyrical about it for hours. Imagine, building half a house in only six days. But I’ve been a little busy as Richard’s Ma and Pa came for their first visit since the ‘Van was delivered back in May and, more importantly, before any of the work had started. Rich Senior declared it was ‘Alright’, which is high praise indeed. As penance, Stu and I set him to work making the site clear which meant another ruddy great fire. Obviously, my Rich got in on the act and burnt his face. Again. I swear he’s a pyro, my hubster.
Anyway, the really utterly amazing story is that we have an entire extension and, for the first time, we’ve been in the space that’ll be our bedroom – with the roof on. Hooray. I was a little concerned about the height of the walls as effectively living in the eaves, I didn’t want there to be a bit of unusable space (even for short-arses) like us. Originally, Lazy God applied for planning with dormer windows – which I hate with a vengeance so was delighted they were kicked to the boundary line by our ten year old planning officer. Instead, we’ve got Velux windows shedding light in our end of the gaffe – one for the stairwell, one for the dressing room, one for the shower room and two for the bedroom. That’s in addition to the four metre span of windows on the gable end. Rich and I did have a sneaky, dusty lie down imagining where our bed will go. Lying there, the only thing we’re going to see is stars. How romantic, even after ten years of marriage. Well, it was, until DependaPaul came in and joined us 😉
I think as we’re just over halfway through the build schedule, it’s only appropriate to do some before and after photos. Even now it’s difficult to remember just how bad the house was when we took it on. We’re utterly delighted with the progress so far – I think it’s even better than we hoped it could ever be. Looking back at the original photos, we must have been bonkers…
See? Completely insane. Long may it continue 😉