OK, OK, I don't need to count the days anymore, but since this is still about our extension, I thought I'd stick to my stardate count.
We enjoyed today thoroughly. Brendan has become Ikea Flat-Pack Man, spending most of his time assembling our Ikea furniture - some of it was delivered to us, as it was too big to bring back in the car. I'm very happy with it all. The service was excellent, they ring you to tell you what day the delivery will be made, and then the driver rings you on the day itself to give you a time, and it all worked out well. And everything so far is in good shape, all nice an solid, and easy to assemble, and I love my beautiful sofa!
The builders are now finished here. There will probably be a few minor snags, but they have left us with a house in great shape. Kevin and his team were so obliging - I know the last week was frustrating as Stephen didn't work for us on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We found it annoying that things were dragging on more than necessary, but, with a big push on Friday, it's all done and we're very happy with the final result. The design from Extend works really well, and the execution from Kevin McGrath is generally of a high finish.
We still have to get the hall, stairs, upstairs and outside painted, but that will have to wait a couple of months before Mark is available. We're happy to wait for him and know that it will be done right. He is a very nice painter, and very reliable - he turns up when he says he will. Very important to us, that.
We have to paint the bannister and stairs ourselves, and we have to get a new carpet for stairs and landing organised. Hopefully, we'll get that done in the next few weeks.
Here is a mini-movie of our new home - It's called "Brendan - aka Flat-Pack Man"