Saturday, 18 April 2009
In the meantime, the tidy place we are currently living in looks as if it has been let already - we will release this when we have finished the refurbishment of project bungalow and moved back aboard Caxton. Talking of which... we are going to move Caxton up to Crick mid May and leave it in the tender hands of the Barn Owl team to prepare the boat for the Crick Boat Show.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Meanwhile at the tatty bungalow, the first skip has been filled to the brim with detritus; there is now no bathroom, no kitchen, no carpets, no wallpaper, no curtains and no tiles on the walls. The new double glazing has just been measured and ordered and we are about to finalise our layout ideas for the refurbished kitchen and bathroom and get the units etc. ordered. So things are progressing, no hiatus yet.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
We are off today to buy some sheep fencing to secure our neighbours from a sociable but scrounging Labrador!
Monday, 13 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
The Letting Agents have been round both properties to advise on what tenants will want/need and I have struck a deal on the management fees. So all is progressing as planned. So far, so good.
Friday, 10 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
A sample shot of the kitchen, ancient boiler and yes, that IS a radiator above the worktop!
The lean-to, with rotten window frames and non-safety glass. We managed to get the kitchen units out and broken up, the bathroom ceiling down (polystyrene tiles still attached), all carpets and underlay up and two rooms stripped of wallpaper - lack of water stopped play when Joe had to turn off the rising main. He has now gone off to Wickes to buy a new stop tap; the old one didn't want to play ball...
Under the carpet was a copy of the Daily Mirror 15th August 1968!! Sadly, that doesn't seem too long ago, well it isn't is it?
Monday, 6 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Joe is going back to Caxton over the coming Easter weekend just to make sure all is well whilst I get to visit family in Essex for a Golden wedding celebration. I was a bridesmaid at that wedding all those years ago - 5o years blimey, we will all be asking where the time went!