Well the new boiler installation is almost done. New radiator is in the spare room (office), new valves on all the radiators, hot water tank gone from back bedroom, back boiler and ghastly fireplace gone from living room.
Which has left a big hole in the wall.
Now, I should point out that I’m not the best D.I.Y. person, although generally is a confidence thing. Once I get into it I’m usually OK. However this will be the biggest job I’ll have done (I think) so I’m a bit apprehensive.
We’ve decided to use the idea of an inset gas fire, but without the gas fire bit. So it’ll be an inset, a thin, small surround and will probably be filled with candles. So I’ve been checking out things like flame retardant MDF and the like, and getting all excited about the thought of using my power tools again (hope they still work…).
My Dad will be drafted in to help, and it’ll probably be a one day job. Ohh and then there’s the decorating afterwards. I’m leaning towards a nice stone coloured finish (currently is a bit too magnolia – but that’s because it IS magnolia and it was all we could afford at the time, it was that or put up with pink walls…).
So tonight will probably involve a wander round B&Q to get some ideas, and possibly even a wander round IKEA as well. What a fun way to spend a Friday night..
Then on Saturday I’ve got two nights out. One to say cheerio to Laura how is jetting off to start a new life in Australia. Best of luck to her and her husband. I’ll spend a couple of hours there (Tiger, Tiger I think) then head down the road to Dumbarton for the ‘family’ night.
As my in-laws are only here for a couple more weeks, the cousins have decided to have a night in at their place. Always a good laugh, and I doubt we’ll get home much before sunrise.
And Sunday? Well nothing planned yet, probably more “fireplace” thoughts. But I’m thinking coffee and papers should about do it.
Note to self: MUST remember to take camera on Saturday night!