Sunday, December 19th 2010

Taking shape

As you can see from below I’ve finally got some new photos to share with you of the progress being made on the new extension. And as you will also note from the dates they range from three to one week old, so they are not exactly a true representation of where we are at this moment. But hey, it’s better than nothing! It had been my intention to post these earlier in the week but the workmen have been in just about every day, and all the noise from their drilling, banging and sawing which is transmitted through the house plays havoc with my speech recognition software and effectively shuts it down. On top of that I’ve been feeling really poorly this week, worse in fact than last week and I’ve simply not felt up to doing much. I hope I feel a bit better for Christmas.

But the consolation for all the noise emanating from below is the considerable progress which has been made over the past week. On Monday afternoon for instance we had the electricians in and by the end of that day we had working lights and power to all the sockets. A couple of days later saw the radiators plumbed in and working, adding much-needed warmth not only to the extension but also to the living room. By the end of the week the bathroom sliding door had been fitted and painted, the electric shower installed, a wash basin fitted, the level access patio completed and an exterior proximity sensing nightlight installed. And as you can see from the photos it certainly looks a lot more ‘homely’ now that the walls have been painted. I believe the builders are hoping to complete their work next week which will then leave the specialist installation of a ceiling track hoist to another company. It is unlikely to be completed before Christmas and I have resigned myself to spending this Christmas trapped upstairs. But we are close now, very close.

Once again I’d like to say a big thank you to Debbie for taking all the photos (and keeping me as well as yourselves up-to-date). These were the first pictures I’ve run through my new Photoshop Elements 9. What a relief it is to finally get a version that I can control using my speech recognition software. Just as well really as my feet tire very quickly these days.

Newly painted bathroom and fitted tiles. 28th November 2010

New French doors and level access patio under construction. 28th November 2010

Newly painted walls and fitted door in bedroom. 11th December 2010

Newly painted walls in bedroom. 11th December 2010

Newly painted walls and fitted door in bedroom. 11th December 2010

View from bedroom looking towards bathroom (with unfitted sliding door). 11th December 2010

Looking into bedroom and front of house. 11th December 2010


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One Response to Sunday, December 19th 2010

  1. val says:

    hi mark sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly last week hope this week will be bet.
    the extention is looking good hopefully we will see you downstairs next time we call.

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