Thursday, October 01, 2009

Looking Through Windows


This old photo takes me back. To the Isle Of Wight to be exact and the small steam line from Sandown to Somewhere Else? It might not be Sandown but definately somewhere else. Archie looks about 4 or 5 and enjoyed the ride I think . It was a very nice holiday although our B&B was up a very steep hill pushing the buggy up there every evening was very exhausting after a hard day on the beach!
Having yet more windows put in so a loud racket of hammering and splintered wood being wrenched from the wall as I write this. An alarming number of bricks were loose upstairs above the larger window so he's using a prop downstairs just in case. Fingers crossed!
I've had to stay in today to make tea and keep an eye on things though I'm sure are reliable and could work without tea (only one wanted tea ) or supervision but they did ask to borrow a dustpan and brush and the hoover so good job I was here!
Hopefully it will be worth all the disruption. I was up early putting the dust sheets around and moving electrical gadgets- the TV, DVD player etc. so they did not trip over them or cover them in a layer of dust.
I have washed the curtains and luckily a sunny day - ideal for drying.

Thump! thump! thud! crud! etc.

4 comments:

Jonathan said...

Ah, the home improvements...
Good that they cleaned up after themselves, even if they had to use your tools to do it. As I work in people's homes, the cleaning up is often commented on as much as the job itself !!!

wastedpapiers said...

They did leave a bit of dust so i had go round with the hoover afterwards but generally they did tidy up after themselves. I'm not surprised that people appreciate it - especially women. Hazel shows her appreciation with a big tip if they are helpful and clean up too.
They are back again today to add fisnishing touches and fill in the gaps ( hopefully!) so we shall see.

Jonathan said...

I RARELY get a tip...
just the appreciation.
We clean up at the end of each day... that way we're not walking into a mess the next morning.
It appears that the comments are working fine, now.

wastedpapiers said...

It's nice to be appreciated.
Yes, the comments seem fine now but opened the flood gates of spam I expect. Ive had some already on another blog but have deleted it.
We shall see how it goes.