And…We have some space!

Since lockdown and Chris being off work, there’s been some ‘right work’ (Derbyshire speak) done on the house. The bathroom and dining room are now painted and just about sorted and are fully useable, the table and all the clutter have (almost) been removed from the living room and put into the dining room and we have space! We also have the stereo up and running in the living room and can play music (that’s not YouTube), the first time in about a year I think. Chris has worked and worked on those two rooms over the past couple of weeks and it’s really paid off. To have that space after a long time living in the one room most of the time is just so good. The bath is back in too, the plastic plaster bath has been relegated to the barn, yes! The taps aren’t plumbed in yet because Chris hasn’t got the parts, but we can use it if we fill it up with an attachment from the sink. Still got a lot of clutter to sort, but it’s definitely better!

They’re not the best pictures, but if you’ve seen the rooms before, it’s quite a difference.

It was such a job whilst we were moving everything around and back to where it should be, for a while it seemed we had less space and more clutter, and we were definitely getting on each other’s nerves. But most of it’s done, for now, anyway. We still need to get curtain rails, lamp shades, pictures etc up, but it’s like a palace compared to before. It feels sooooooo nice.

While Chris has been doing the inside, I’ve been doing the outside, well, the front garden. I’ve been uncovering the edging stones, putting some of them back in place, digging out the little stones that cover the drainage pipe, leaving them on the path to dry out and clean off and then replacing them. It’s been a labour, but I’ve really enjoyed it. The weather’s been good, the kids have been playing out, I’ve had worship on and been on my knees sorting stones and weeding. The right side, looking out from the house has been done, I just need to do the left now! We’ve also been planting some flower seeds to eventually plant in the front garden. Germinating them gradually, in the windows, as the greenhouse isn’t ready yet.

Chris says the greenhouse is his next job, he needs to do some work and some welding to get it sorted. He also went off with the tractor to get a great big pile of poo that a neighbour who has cows said we could have. That’ll sit and rot for about a year, then we’ll use it in the green house.

I’ll leave you with that then.. Til the next time…..


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