Monday, 30 June 2008

Things moving on quickly. Too quickly?

Work has come on quickly, and all of a sudden the apartment looks more like.. an apartment!

Last week the new kitchen floor was put in (a mix of concrete and polystyrene)...
The ceiling is now fully finished as well...

The niche behind the front door has been padded with soundproof plasterboard and finished off...

And all the walls have been painted over with a primer coat, making the whole thing look a lot less like a building site and a lot more like somewhere you'd like to stay...


There have been a few problems of course.

1. The man who was supposed to be renovating the floorboards came back with a quote that was WAY too high, so I think our boys Veli and Boris will be handling that themselves (at half the cost).
2. Money is running out fast. Why does everything cost so much? We do have a plan B if need be, but £800 for plugs and switches? Please...
3. The electricity people came round today to change the meter for a flash new electronic one, but they refused to move it, saying that we were supposed to do it (despite this meaning that we would have to violate their lead seals). Now I have to get another date fixed with them. Blast it! (those were not my exact words...)
4. Leads that I need for the telly, and that have to be encrusted into the wall, still haven't arrived. Bloomin' 'ell.

So I'm really happy that it's coming together, and yet slightly worried that everything we need won't arrive in time. Time will tell...

1 commentaires:

Pearlyqueen said...

Think yourself lucky. This is NOTHING compared to what most people (well, me, actually) have had to put up with!