Tuesday, June 24, 2008

E-Day + 36

Didn't get a chance to write yesterday, but progress was slow anyway, and they had to leave in the afternoon to go to another job in Templeogue. We were worried this morning that they wouldn't turn up, but Phil and David were there at about 8 o'clock, working away until after 4 today, despite the showers. So we now have three quarters of the roof on, with 2 out of the 4 veluxes in place. Yes, it's Velux, not Roto. They're going to return the Roto windows to the supplier, as the handle doesn't suit us - just not practical at that height.

They've confirmed the angle of the roof to be 16 degrees, I believe, so no need for an upstand for the veluxes (they need 15 degrees minimum). And the insulation has been confirmed with Colman this morning, so we should be all set.

No sign of Kevin today, so we still don't know if the windows are on track for delivery.

The forecast for tomorrow is dry I think, so hopefully they'll finish the roof before the rain gets in (forecast really bad for Thursday and Friday).

And we're going to have to go back to Belfast to order my sofa. I had seen a lovely sofa on our trip there a couple of weeks back, but I wanted to check the colour against our kitchen. So, went up to Craftstone on Saturday. A perfect match. Very happy with it. And I rang Ikea Belfast yesterday to find out if I could order over the phone, and was told it was not possible, which is really silly, as that sofa is a special order anyway, it's not in the store. Actually, I must ring back and say that to the customer service person, as it might make a difference. I would hate to go back up there to find out that we could have ordered it on the phone. Unfortunately, we can't order through the website either, it's UK only. This is really frustrating, as they don't have a shop in the Republic of Ireland, despite talking about it for years.

And now, let me tell you the best thing about today. This evening, just before leaving for yoga, I went into our bedroom, and found Willow on the window sill - ON THE OUTSIDE! Somehow, he had managed to get onto our new roof. We suspect he jumped on the scaffolding, from there to the roof of the shed, from which point it's an easy jump onto the new party wall and onto the uncovered part of the roof. The little devil!

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