really quite excited and happy this morning as there's so much
that I want to do and so much going on. So much has happened too...
where do I begin?
machine flooded the spare bedroom on Friday, causing the ceiling
to fall off in the lounge below. I tried to convince Ruth that
it was a fault with the machine, but when the chap came round
to fix it he laughed, telling me that I hadn't attached the hose
party last week we've decided that the carpet throughout the house
has got to go as the stench of dog piss is getting worse by the
day. I'd hate to see it through a microscope, or the contents
of a VAX that's been over it. Imagine drinking that...
her Marks & Sparks loan, and with that we've paid off Barclayloan.
The Cashback from the mortgage came through, and with that we've
bought a minidisc hifi. My craving has finally been satisfied,
and Ruth has renamed me "gadget-man".
on Thursday, a day of great trauma between us. I was very tired
and was feeling very bad tempered and impatient. Ruth got all
my grief as I was very nasty to her all day although I didn't
mean to be. I was so wound up that the smallest thing made me
go ape! I think it's money-stress.
in the kitchen has started leaking - we guess it's because of
the neighbour's cat that insists on sleeping on top of it (therefore
putting unnecessary pressure on the seal). Whenever I see the
cat I wack the underside of the skylight with a broomstick, but
sadly the cat has got quite used to that and now it doesn't even
lift an eyelid.
floor hasn't totally fallen apart yet, although a couple of tiles
did come up after I'd defrosted the fridge all over the place.
up into the loft on Sunday, only to discover that the main beem
that holds the roof up is cracked in the middle. I asked the man
who was doing the neighbour's roof to have a look, he said it
would probably be ok if we propped it up with some big timbers.
stopcock under the sink has started to leak. At the moment it's
just a small drip, which will take several weeks to fill a bucket.
For now the bucket will just have to do.
In a bid to
broaden our horizons we have started doing an evening gardening
course at a local college. It's boring as hell and I often fall
asleep during the lessons, but we have to convince ourselves that
we enjoy it as we paid over £160 to enroll.
a doorbell button, which I wired in yesterday. Now we just need
a bell on the othe other end. That should increase the value of
the house by about fifty pence.
continues to flood the bathroom floor. I re-sealed it five times
before realising that in fact there was a crack right through
the base. The whole thing is gonna have to come out. We had a
chap come round to give us an estimate, but weren't too pleased
as he told us we needed a new extractor fan too as the one we
currently have is not designed for bathrooms and could easily
BSM about driving lessons, and then I left a message on mum and
dad's answerphone asking them if they want to give me an early
Christmas present / 21st birthday present! That's all quite exciting
although Ruth is wondering who's car I'm intending to drive as
she uses hers for work everyday. I've been checking out the bus
route to her workplace...
two months since I wripped the sink off the wall in our bedroom,
and finally last weekend I had a chance to polyfilla the hole
that was left behind. The wall has been crumbling quite a bit
- it's bizarre how victorian houses seem to be held together by
things like sinks and 1950's wallpaper.
The big black
cloud at the moment is money. We're in the red, and it doesn't
help that I basically have to wait until the end of October before
I get paid. I just have to try to not think about it too much.
must go and dig up the concrete floor at the bottom of the stairs
as water has been suspiciously pooling there. We suspect the water
main is leaking...