29 Sep 2011

getting there, slowly...

An actual picture of the actual paint we are using
 OK, so nearly 2 months on and we still haven't moved into our new home. But it's coming, slow and steadily. As they say- good things come to those who wait and so wait we must.

 This morning I've been to meet with the fire guy, the nice man who's going to make our living room all cosy and warm with a wood burning stove (I'm hugely excited about this, could the reality of a wood burner live up to the one that exists in my head? Yes, I think so! It's gonna be awesome!) Haggling isn't as hard as I feared, in fact I may be a natural, you don't have to be forceful and hard, there is another way that involves being nice . 

(Hooray for all the nice people getting money off you don't have to be a dickhead after all!)

 Plus, my Dad got a little crazy with a sledgehammer and our kitchen and dining rooms are now a kitchen/ diner! Lots more space, lots more light and lots more potential. It makes me happy to see it all take shape, it feels more like our home now, I can imagine it filled with our things, or furniture and bits-and-bobs. 

 So, we're thinking that we'll be in in around 3 and a half weeks. Hopefully. Partially. Without a kitchen. 

 And I'm counting down the days.


  1. Oh yay - can't wait to see it!

  2. Can't wait to see it! Yes, good things do come to those that wait and I am sure your home is going to be amazing...how exciting!


  3. how exciting! you'll have to post lots of before and after photos!

  4. That's so exciting! I can't wait to see how it looks :) a wood burning stove sounds amazing.

  5. Ooooh, a wood stove? For this weather? PERFECT.

  6. Oh my goodness, how exciting! Can't wait to see photos of the progress. I love the idea of a wood burning stove. Sounds very cozy, indeed.

  7. Ooo, I desperately want to see photos!