Friday, March 05, 2010

Popped home (not really here!)


Livingroom (during) Storage!!!
Originally uploaded by chiggster
I have been missing my hubby SO much! It's very odd being apart from him. We are so rarely apart for more than a few hours. So I am really glad that I managed to pop home and see him as well as the progress being made on the house. It's just a shame that I couldn't bring Jack too.

The first thing I noticed when I got home was the lack of wall paper in the stairway! That was not something I thought we were doing just yet! But apparently waiting for the filler to set in the living room was too frustrating for Mark so he thought he might as well start on the stairs too... The nesting bug has burrowed it's way deep into him I think!

But back to the living room. The artex has gone and the paper is up on the ceiling. The old paper and paint is gone from the walls and all the new paper was up, with just a couple of feet of painting to do (Mark knew how much I wanted to do SOME of the painting!) so we finished that together and bobbed out to B&Q for some more bits and pieces, including a nice new light fitting (I've always hates the one that's in there).

Mark went off to the job centre for half an hour (and has seen some jobs he fancies too!) and I gave the place a good sweep / hoover / scrub over, and then we spent the afternoon building the cubies. After that Mark started to being down boxes of books and DVDs and so on for me to unpack and put away.

Exhausting work! It deserved a little Chinese food from Boon (mainly because the Kitchen it pretty much unusable for someone who's bump is as big as mine, until we finish unpacking!).

He's thinking that we (Jack & I) might be able to come home properly on Sunday. There's still some stuff to bring down and sort out, and Jack's new room to strip & re-paper/paint. The main obstacle is finding a place for the old book case.... we'd planned on putting it in our bedroom but the new bed is that little bit wider than the old one (like 2 inches) so now it wont fit! Which means that case and all the stuff we wanted to put on it are now floating about the house, homeless and under our feet!

Always fun!
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