Posted by Sarah in Uncategorized on April 17, 2011
Our poor children have been sleeping in makeshift conditions for so long now Glenn decided he would take a solid week of work in the hope that by the end of it one of the rooms would be in a usable condition.
We all promptly feel ill and spent the first three days in bed.
So my lovely Dad came around at the end of the week to help us out.
During the lucid moments, when the hacking and coughing was tolerable and I was able to climb a ladder without toppling off in a dizzy spin, I patched, shaped and sanded the new wall that used to be the top of the wardrobe.
You can see more clearly in this photo. We chopped the top off the built-in wardrobe and gyprocked in the little alcove it made. There was also a space above the hall cupboard that runs next to the built in so we put in an open ended storage box that Eli will be able to access from his loft bed. I like surprise hidey holes it adds a little adventure to a room.
After days off plastering and sanding the frame part came together really quickly.
In fact the only thing that held us up was Dad and I changing the design every time Glenn went to the shops for more supplies, I think he hates us now. Nerds don’t cope well with change.
Poor Glenn, since marrying me he’s had to get used my crazy renovation plans and the manual labour involved in bringing them to life. Also he’s had to get used to Dad’s sense of humour. Dad would stand, holding the beams for Glenn patiently waiting till the head of the hammer made contact with the nail then scream out in fake pain just to get a reaction. It got him every time. I’m pretty sure at one point during the day Dad had Glenn convinced he’d drilled into his hand. I think it’s called male bonding, that or evil father in-law syndrome.
Wonky photo is to show the relationship between Eli’s loft bed and Lilly’s "Little on the floor is not as much fun as an Up bed" Bed. Must quickly think of way of making on the floor bed cool (for some reason this must be read in a robotic voice maybe my inner voice is bionic)
Anyhoo this is were we are up too. So progress but poor Eli is still sleeping on the cot mattress in the hall way and Sabi is still bed sharing with us. Pretty sure she doesn’t mind her arrangements half as much as Eli does.