These are the 7 layers of wallpaper we have to work our way though in the kitchen at Number 14. It's like going down memory lane for Mark with him saying "I remember Dad putting that up" or "I can remember Mum choosing that one".
Nephew J came down yesterday and humped 36 bags of stone through the house for us - a total of one tonne. What do you think of the shed? That's my handiwork. Just a couple of finishing touches around the door frame and it's done.
Then he lifted all the downstairs carpet up so the decorator has a clear run next week. He's been a godsend and his muscles have earned every penny. Matthew is snowed under with work and keeps asking J if he wants a job, but he's at college doing A levels.
Thomas was getting a bit bored so we set him to work with a piece of wood and a bag of nails. We didn't have a hammer so he used a chisel instead. He spent a good half hour doing this. Bet the neighbours are glad we're not moving in.
Today, I've started staining the decking. I'll get Mark to take an action shot of me tomorrow haha. As a treat we went out for Sunday lunch at the pub by the canal which was lovely, especially as we got a window seat.
And this week will be busy as ever. We have an open evening at secondary school for Thomas, an open evening at college for Amy, I have to go for my 6 monthly blood tests, Thomas needs a hair cut, the new windows are being installed, the decorator is in, I need to finish painting the decking, start stripping the kitchen, book the plasterer and start the ball rolling with the letting agent. Plus I have to remember I'm watching a dragon on e-bay for Thomas' project. Although I'm thinking there might be something on my phone that will beep to remind me about this?
Phew, didn't know we still had it in us!