sessifet: (Smiling)
Hallway Project:

Done, apart from the woodwork.

Asbestos removal:

Delayed until weekend after next because I want a weekend of downtime, damnit.

Bathroom Project/Kitchen Project:

The horrible carpet in the bathroom is gone! So's the weird underlay (which had elephant enthusing over tombola). The horrible smell hasn't gone away yet, but I'm working on that. I need to scrub the floorboards and check them for mould, fungus and/or rot and replace them when we check the floor joists. I've also removed the grout on part of the wall and will start regrouting it later this afternoon. I hope to be done with that by next week, after which I will tackle the ceiling. That should give enough time for the water company to replace the stopcock outside, which needs to be done before I can give one of the plumbers money to replace the inside stopcock so I can tackle the new floor, the bath cradle and the bathroom suite.

I'm also in the process of Getting All The Quotes: one plumber yesterday. One this morning. One electrician this morning. One electrician tomorrow morning. One plumber on Friday (to be confirmed). They're all giving me numbers and estimates and pointing out certain things may or may not be possible so I get to redesign the kitchen again.

The kitchen's a challenge anyway and one that's driving me up the wall right now. I can't rip out the kitchen before the design is finalised. I can't finalise the design without a sensible budget. I can't build a sensible budget without firm quotes from professionals. I can't get firm quotes from professionals until I know where all the pipes go and what can and can't be moved/changed/extended. I can't do that without ripping out the kitchen. I expect to do this circular dance for a while before grabbing (a by this point long-suffering) Alex by the lapels, and calmly advising him to choose between a kitchen which consists of a camping stove and a fridge or a yurt on the Mongolian plain where I will roast marmots on an open fire* and thus possibly catch my death of pneumonic plague. And then no-one will be happy.**

So yeah, I'm having fun.

*Most unfortunate Christmas snack ever.
** Least of all me. And the marmot.
sessifet: (Cthulhu Cheerleader)
[livejournal.com profile] azekeil is going to be here in about an hour or so. Everything that could be disassembled has been disassembled, including my desk. This means I'm currently sat on the floor with my laptop on a box in order to update LJ.

Everything that could be packed in boxes and bags has been packed. I'm now at that particular point where one starts to suspect stuff is being materialised from the rift out of spite. On the upside, I'm no longer panicking because I'm way too busy for nonsense like that.

All that's left to do is clean the kitchen work surfaces and the hob and then I wait.
sessifet: (Cthulhu Cheerleader)
[livejournal.com profile] azekeil is going to be here in about an hour or so. Everything that could be disassembled has been disassembled, including my desk. This means I'm currently sat on the floor with my laptop on a box in order to update LJ.

Everything that could be packed in boxes and bags has been packed. I'm now at that particular point where one starts to suspect stuff is being materialised from the rift out of spite. On the upside, I'm no longer panicking because I'm way too busy for nonsense like that.

All that's left to do is clean the kitchen work surfaces and the hob and then I wait.
sessifet: (Brainshare!)
I realised on Wednesday that I really am leaving (last day). As in, properly realised that tomorrow is my last day. I'm really doing this (last day) whole leaving thing. Not that this worries me (last day) or anything, but the knowledge that tomorrow at 16:30 (meep. last day) I will walk out of that building for the last time ever has sunk its claws in my brains and is unwilling to be shifted (ohmygodlastday). After work (last day!) I plan to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] the_ladylark (and others) to celebrate My Last Day Of Work Ever (ohmygodlastdaytomorrow!).

Halp?
sessifet: (Brainshare!)
I realised on Wednesday that I really am leaving (last day). As in, properly realised that tomorrow is my last day. I'm really doing this (last day) whole leaving thing. Not that this worries me (last day) or anything, but the knowledge that tomorrow at 16:30 (meep. last day) I will walk out of that building for the last time ever has sunk its claws in my brains and is unwilling to be shifted (ohmygodlastday). After work (last day!) I plan to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] the_ladylark (and others) to celebrate My Last Day Of Work Ever (ohmygodlastdaytomorrow!).

Halp?
sessifet: (Confuzzled)
This evening I have been productive and cancelled EVERYTHING! Okay, maybe not EVERYTHING, but definitely MOST (important) THINGS. And according to the companies concerned, I am madly organised. This is comforting, because I personally know I've mostly just been spinning around in tiny little circles while hyperventilating, flailing and going 'ohgodsohgodsohgodsOHFUCK' for the past couple of weeks. Anyway, landline and broadband have been cancelled as per June 1st; notice given on flat and work; cancelled cinema card and magazine; need to call home content insurance back on May 4th; utility companies are closed for the evening; TV license people need prodding.

Oh gods, I need to get more apple boxes for packing stuff (i.e. books).

*flaps gently*

You know...someone once gave me a driver's license and a bank account and all. I think this means I'm considered to be an adult and a grown up with responsibilities and real life coping skills. Boy, were they ever wrong...

*vlierpvlierp*

Here ducky, ducky, ducky.
sessifet: (Confuzzled)
This evening I have been productive and cancelled EVERYTHING! Okay, maybe not EVERYTHING, but definitely MOST (important) THINGS. And according to the companies concerned, I am madly organised. This is comforting, because I personally know I've mostly just been spinning around in tiny little circles while hyperventilating, flailing and going 'ohgodsohgodsohgodsOHFUCK' for the past couple of weeks. Anyway, landline and broadband have been cancelled as per June 1st; notice given on flat and work; cancelled cinema card and magazine; need to call home content insurance back on May 4th; utility companies are closed for the evening; TV license people need prodding.

Oh gods, I need to get more apple boxes for packing stuff (i.e. books).

*flaps gently*

You know...someone once gave me a driver's license and a bank account and all. I think this means I'm considered to be an adult and a grown up with responsibilities and real life coping skills. Boy, were they ever wrong...

*vlierpvlierp*

Here ducky, ducky, ducky.

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