This is a Journal entry by Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry!
I'm back! And glad it's all over
Rains - Wondering where time's going and why it's in so much of a hurry! Started conversation May 14, 2007
I'm back online - even if I am still quite tired, and feel like I'd like the world to stop for a couple of days, just to let me get my breath back .
Last weekend we spent hurriedly putting the wiring in place for the sockets for the conservatory, as the dwarf walls were finished. Lots of drilling and double checking of regulations and stuff, not to mention trips to B&Q etc. Some friends came up at short notice and we went to a Land Rover show at the Heritage Centre, and had our first day of not doing anything on the house for weeks . But it was tiring and despite it being dull, we got horrendously sunburnt.
Dave's uncle's funeral was on Wednesday, and as far as these occasions go, it was good. It was a very *real* funeral, and uplifting, in a sad way. We had a lot of running around on Monday and Tuesday. Dave bought a black suit, and when we got home I thought I'd check my black skirt fitted. Well, it kind of did; either I've put weight on, or my definition of acceptable skirt length has changed, as it was a mini skirt - so we had to run back into town to find me a black skirt that fitted...
Tuesday was the first day of construction of the plastic bits of the conservatory so I was running around in a panic for most of it, as we were heading down south as soon as Dave got home from work. This panic led to me forgetting the fairly fundamental thing, when wearing a skirt, of shaving my legs - thankfully we passed a Tesco on the way so I could grab some Immac!
Wednesday itself went well - we avoided getting too rained on or stuck in traffic, even if we didn't get home till 10.30pm. Thursday for me was spent doing food shopping and clothes washing and all the other stuff I hadn't been able to do earlier, and Friday was a panic as I opened the washing machine to do more washing and found it full of the contents of last nights washing up bowl . Saturday and Sunday we did absolutely nothing, but I wish I could say we feel better for it .
The conservatory is nearly finished; it's watertight and very white and shiny, and they're just doing the guttering and interior trims as we speak. Apparently they should finish tomorrow, which means at long last we have a conservatory! .
I'll be glad when it's done, and I can have my house back. I've had nearly three weeks of various tradespeople round, and while they're not rude or anything, I'm looking forward to it all being done. My milk bill for giving them all cups of tea should drop then, too .
Whew. That's *a* summary, even if it is a breathless one. I'm still feeling a bit flattened by it all, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel .
Hopefully I stand a chance of catching up on all my convos sometime soon, too .
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