Thursday, July 24, 2008

E-Day + 65

A quiet day today. There was only David in this morning, taking measurements for the last bits and pieces, mainly the decking. Stephen will be back tomorrow to finish the floor and do the decking. We tidied up our living room last night and it's looking well. Still needs a few details, like doors, skirting boards, radiator and painting, but it looks a lot more civilized than it did a week ago

Yesterday, we had the kitchen fitter in. There were 2 of them and they worked all day. There was quite a lot to do. Exactly what, I'm not sure, as I was out for most of the day. But it's looking good. It's a gorgeous dark burbundy colour, which I love. I think we're going to need extra lighting to bring the colour out fully, though. It still has its plastic cover, so we don't see the gloss fully. I'll only take the plastic off when all tradesmen are finished here, as it will only get scratches and marks if we leave it unprotected.

Although Ernest from Craftstone had told us we didn't need any electrician or plumber in attendance, we ended up having to ring Kevin to ask him to get both tradesmen over to sort out some of the connections. And we'll need both plumber and electrician again to connect the dishwasher and the oven, and the hob. Now, the hob won't go in until the granite is fitted, and we're not sure when that's going to happen. We were expecting the granite man and Ernest over this afternoon to measure up (they're also supposed to collect the items for recycling, currently in our front garden - all the packaging, the old fridge and the old microwave), but it's 5:30 pm and there's no sign of them. If I was to do it again, I would have asked Kevin to have a plumber and electrician onsite all day, and we would now have a working dishwasher and oven. I guess we'll have to put up with the oven sitting in the middle of the room for a few more days.

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