Saturday, August 28, 2010
Renovations: Days Fourteen And Fifteen
The last two days have seen the builders at a bit of a loss.
There has been a delay on the roof trusses (another term I don't understand!), so while they waited they began work on another part of the renovation: covering our back decking.
Two problems with this:
One. The weather has been revolting and they've faced almost non-stop rain, wind and freezing cold conditions - to the point where they left after a couple of hours yesterday.
Two. I had a slight panic when I opened the back door to see that part of the railing around the decking had been removed. Think two-metre drop combined with toddler. Then think birthday party for said toddler in two weeks, with a dozen kids running around, and combine that with the two-metre drop. (Sure, they've put a couple of horizontals along the gap in the railing, but that's an invitation to climb!)
I explained this to them and they've assured me they'll replace each section as soon as they've finished with it and have it all back in place by the day of the party.
Phew. Panic over.
On another note, we went shopping at IKEA yesterday for house things. I was on a mission for photo frames, after having a quote for custom-made frames that almost made my heart stop. I'd seen nice-looking frames on IKEA's website, so I went hunting (they SO need online shopping!).
We now have a collection of beautifully simple white frames for a heap of photos I want to put up in our new, improved house (photos that have been sitting there for six months waiting for frames after our family photo session - oops), as well as some prints I've bought from Etsy and Made It recently (this one and this one - and they look amazing in their big white frames!).
I was so happy to find a solution more fitting to our current budget, that still looks great.
I also bought a gorgeous, big, framed mirror for Abbey's new room - which I'm so excited about decorating! There are lots of ideas coming together for that which I'll share with you soon.
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