Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Moving Day Arrived Prematurely
Later that week I attended the Police annual Pay Parade in my work capacity and all the staff who used to work with Dave kept saying how lucky we were and that the burglar alarm had already paid for itself. They all knew that in 1990 when we built our Milford Downs house burglars had completely stripped all the bathroom and laundry fittings before we moved in and it could have been history repeating itself. But don't get the impression it is an unsafe place to live, it is simply that all over the country building sites are targets for burglars. Unscrupulous builders and home renovators are prepared to buy cheap hot goods to save money and therefore keep this market in stolen property alive.
Anyway that weekend we moved in, with one toilet, half a shower, some of the kitchen fitted, laundry finished, master wardrobe nearly finished but liveable.
Now three weeks later and it feels like a home, still along way to go but the bones are done and we can see where we are going. As I type this the painter is finishing off the sitting room and sewing room/office, two bedrooms are painted, the main living is finished, library and gallery finished, just the third bedroom to do.
Scullery needs cupboards and benchtop, Dave is off sourcing that now, bathrooms all require his expertise as a tiler to be tiled, big job that. I would like to employ a tiler and get it done but vetoed on that. Kitchen is waiting on back order for the stainless benches that go either side of the stove. Man I love that stove, english gem.