Saturday, 24 September 2016

No Peeking!!!

We would have done well to heed that advice methinks.
A small area of the stair carpet was lifted to see what we would be facing.......mmmm it was a bit bigger job than we realised so we haven't had our morning wander this morning.
All of the carpet is now up and hubby has had to scrape the stairs and floors all the way down to get rid of all the rotted stuck on foam backing.
Now he is just fixing squeaks and then I am going up to wash all the woodwork and wipe all the stairs and floors down with disinfectant.
I would much rather have gone wandering but they are coming to fit the new carpet on Wednesday so we wanted to make sure everything was done and ready for them.

October 15th was going to be a happy day for both hubby and I when we would come to the end of all our various appointments......and then we get a letter this morning with the date of his appointment for his operation.......October 17th.
Well at least it will be all over and done with before Christmas and he will be back on his feet. I think they said he will need five weeks off work but I'm not sure.

The Poundland crate is coming along nicely. It's painted and now I just need to decide how I am going to decorate it before giving it a couple of coats of varnish. I'll post a pic when it's done.

We won't be lighting a fire tonight after nearly cooking ourselves to death last night. It wasn't really cold enough and we would have been better just using the quilts. It was lovely to look at though and I can't wait for the proper cold weather to arrive.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.


  1. Dear Sheila:

    Huge relief getting that carpet up - as you know in the beginning I thought you were painting the steps on either side of a carpet running up and down. Glad that wasn't the case. Would be nice to see a photo of the stripped stairs and then a after shot with new carpet. You will be so happy with the huge improvement.

    Will be adding you and dear hubby to my prayer list. Glad the date is set for hubby and you can plan. A good time of year to recover. All will be o.k.

    LOL about roasting yourself out with lighting a fire too early!


  2. Thank goodness he doesn't have too long to wait, you just never know nowadays.
    I'm still in shorts here in the East as we've had some really warm days. I'm not looking forward to winter here without a wood burner that we'd been used to for so many years

  3. Glad the date is set for your husband, plans can now be made and you can concentrate on getting him well for Christmas. We were a bit previous with the stove last night too.


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