Well - no broadband yet - why am I not suprised - they told me it would be 21 working days from the 4th February so tonight I do battle on the phone! I need a prescription now for it as I am getting withdrawal symptoms - I have had no ebay for weeks!
Now - the house - we absolutely love it as I said on 1st February the house just opened its arms and wrapped them round us all.
There are loads of unexpected jobs to do now we are in situ but it won't detract from how we feel about it. It is turning into a money pit! The flat roof needs desperately replacing and that is costing an unexpected £2k! but it will carry a 25 year guarantee so once done (this week) we don't need to worry about it. It leaked the third day after moving in and it is like a lace curtain so due to be replaced. The gas central heating should be done this weekend by Kate's fiancee Ross and his friend Ben - hence me walking in the door last night and finding Alan piling up laminate flooring he had removed from the front room! the gas pipe has to come across the house so all floors will be coming up - apparently we have busy evenings ahead! The storage heaters have been a nightmare after having gch for so long - the lack of water is awful - we were spoilt before.
I love my kitchen - I was sat last week after work chopping veg and chatting to Kate and Alan at the table - its exactly as I wanted to happen, we all migrate to that spot and my lovely family are around me. Even David with his tiny bedroom loves the house - he also loves having the front room for him and Kate and friends. I had unpacked lots of book boxes at the weekend at several things found their way into the front room - Kate was away on hols and when she came back she and David wanted to to talk to us about some ground rules about what is put in the their room!!
The multi fuel is fantastic - not a good idea to put it on though - we just sit in front of it and don't move - its gorgeous. We are thinking of changing the back room gas fire for a real one as the kids dont like us vegetating in their room!
I am so looking forward to the better weather the garden is going to be lovely - it gets the sun for hours and hours and there are loads of things coming up now, hopefully if the weather is good this weekend we will get out and get some of the plants we brought with us into the ground. Whilst the boys destroy my house!
We have a toilet under the stairs now - it was hard to lose the lovely space where the dolls house fitted so perfectly but the toilet is wonderful and such a relief (!!)
Right - lots to tell but can't be much longer now as need to get back to the coalface............... Meant to take before pics under the stairs etc and forgot - the whole place is in a mess now but I don't care..........................