Week beginning Monday 12 November 2018
Day 6 at Workington House building site…
We had been away in Brigg on Sunday night for a certain young lady’s 13th birthday. It was the first time we had done that journey and we enjoyed the tank crossing warning at Warcops.
Some other fun place names we passed were Great Heck and Eggborough.
My Eddie Stobart book gained a decent load of additions, some of my favourites include Wednesday Louise and Lola Anne. Yes, I am a loser and yes I sometimes wave at the driver.
We didn’t get home until 3pm so the builders were on their own, leaving us with visions of hell. With 3 guests checking in later that night, we left instructions about which rooms could and couldn’t be touched and we weren’t disappointed when we got home. Finishing touches on the fire doors and a new door on the dining room were all in place.
The guys have had trouble with their glazer and had to collect all our windows and doors rather than have them delivered, so they didn’t arrive until midday. We were glad of the break! They still managed to get the two little windows at the back done before they left for the day. Tomorrow we might have a new back door!
No doors today. They are working on more windows and our nerves are shattered – the noises are horrible! Anyway, room 2 and 3 have new UPVC windows now. I’m going to try really hard to not think about the carpets right now…
Today a man arrives in room 3. The window needs finishing and the guys have promised to focus on that one so that it’s ready first. It was completed at 2.50pm and the man arrived at 2.55pm. We had to send him away (ON HIS BIRTHDAY!) to walk the streets for an hour. Luckily he was happy with the £5 Wetherspoons voucher we gave him to apologise for the mayhem and the smell of silicon sealant…
By the end of the day we also had new windows in our bedroom and room 1.
Today everyone checked out and nobody is checking in so we are less tense.
I’ve made a start on varnishing the fire doors – 1 down, 4 to go…
All the windows are finished off and we have a new back door!! The lovely guys also got rid of two pointless doors in our utility rooms, which just made it feel like a maze.
Roll on next week for the much needed front door…