Thursday, 21 April 2016

Day one

For some reason yesterday morning my bedside clock had lost an hour, I thought Mr FF was extra enthusiastic getting up before 6 and likewise the builder who appeared at 7.15 and looked puzzled when I said this is early as I let him in still wearing my dressing gown (I was wearing it not the builder).  
The carpet was taken up on Tuesday, we covered what furniture we couldn't accommodate elsewhere with huge plastic sheets and the insulation that we had been storing in the car was carried up to the balcony.
Here's a reminder of how the doors looked from the lounge
 They are out now
and the opening is enlarged but there is still more wall to come out.  The extra view and the extra light make such a difference already, it's going to be fantastic
but for now the penthouse is full of dust and debris, things have to get worse before they get better.
The stand in joiner/engineer/husband has gone off for timber this morning, he was exactly sure what was needed until the stud work and threshold came out. Apparently it was all a bit of a bodge up but I have no doubt whatsoever that it will be perfect when he's finished and a big improvement structurally.  I shall rest easy when I gaze out of the new doors, meantime when not providing the copious amount of coffee and biscuits working men need I am feeling a bit useless.


  1. Oh, it will all be so worth it. Those views from your apartment are wonderful. You've reminded me that my parents always provided a proper sit down cooked lunch for anyone doing jobs in the house. I've not followed their example though I do run to homemade scones sometimes.

  2. It is simply amazing what is found when the floor comes up. It will be magnificent.

  3. It's going to be worth it, just think of those magnificent views and the extra light you'll have. I wonder how day 2 has gone?