Saturday, 6 March 2010

Just a small job




This started as a small repair involving a small bit of filler in a small corner of the windowsill in my bedroom. I am trying not have a small hissy fit. *

I don't drink; sometimes I wish I did.

*Editor's note: Lovely Son grumbled that he "was getting all the blame" (don't they sound about five when they complain like that?) so in order to restore his amour propre, I'm stating plainly here that it wasn't him, but the joiners who rebuilt my dormer window who made a terrible job of it.... And that's the catch with cowboy tradesmen of course - you don't want to have them back to make good what they made bad years ago, do you?

20 comments:

Deleilan said...

Oh dear, I fear this will test the lenitive properties of tea to their limits... Good luck!

judy in ky said...

I wonder if there is such a thing as a "small repair". Find a quiet spot (if there is one) and lie down with a cloth over your eyes. If possible, get someone to massage your feet. Takes the place of a drink!

Val said...

Oh bugger that'll be a big box of pollyfiller then ?

mollygolver said...

Tell me about small repairs. We bought an old Georgian farmhouse 32 years ago. One little piece of plaster = major disaster. I love pussycats as well. The first one was a little stray abandoned kitten - the others followed on.
Enjoyed reading your blog :>)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Now might be a good time to start , then !
How many weeks is LS staying ?

mountainear said...

Am just doing a major bit of catching up - you have been busy.

Just repeat the mantra 'All-will-be- well, all-will-be-well'and hopefully, one day it will come true and you will put on the market one perfect, regret-to-leave house.

Brilliant header picture by the way.

jinksy said...

Console yourself - its ALWAYS better to dig back to bare bones before repairing - ask a dentist...er...surgeon...er...maybe not a builder?!
Breathe deeply, dear...(but not before donning a dust mask, perhaps)

Lucille said...

Oh dear! So familiar. I refer the honourable member to the broken kitchen ceiling light post some little while ago. Three days and a complete rewiring...
P.S Reading about spring cleaning through the ages so much more fun than actually doing it.

Linda said...

I've nearly finished with my builders, if you want them. (Perhaps not - I presume you want this fixed this year!)
Is there chocolate in the house?

Fran Hill @ Being Miss said...

You can get some good holiday deals on lastminute.com ...

Isabelle said...

Well, um. (Tries to think of words of consolation.) It'll all be the same in a hundred... maybe not. Troubles always come in... no. Every cloud has a...

It's fun knowing what your lath looks like?

Von said...

It's all part of the joy of owning or living in old houses, expect it and you won't be surprised, learn to do it yourself and there will be no nasty surprises.At least you know the underpinnings now!

Val said...

"I'm stating plainly here that it wasn't him," that's a relief thought for a while we might see his mortal remains laid out next to the mice on the header....

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Sorry ! Of course it wasn't LS . After all , he is L .

Paddy Paws said...

Perhaps B&Q do VERY thick wallpaper?

love those cupcakes said...

I'm looking at the photographs and I'm thinking "feature wall". A few strategically placed plants with some subtle lighting and Bob's your uncle.

Rattling On said...

Commiserations. We bought a house that bodgers of the highest order had been through comprehensively. When the guy painted the exterior the other year, he noticed one of the windowsills had been filled with newspaper...

rachel said...

My back kitchen windowsill had been packed with newspapers too, as we discovered 2 years ago. But my next door neighbours found, after flood damage, that their bay window ceiling had been filled with porn magazines....

Pam said...

Rachel's comment is priceless. Nothing like workmen absorbed in their work.
Wife:"Busy day dear?"
Husband:"Just another hard day on the job".

liZZie said...

That sort of image is so familiar to me. All I can say on a positive note is that I have found discarded lathes (and I had many) are brilliant for starting fires in a woodburner or grate.

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