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So close, yet so far

Beautiful sink. Would be even more beautiful if connected

We are still living on a bloody building site. People keep asking me what the timeframe was on our project. Cue hysterical crying fit.

Our builders were supposed to be finished about five weeks ago. That would have been two weeks after our initial deadline. Right now, the team seems to have gone MIA, despite the fact that I am holding back a nice sum to keep morals up. Up your @*$@%$ยฃ@!!!, I am inclined to say. But I donโ€™t, because I donโ€™t to swearing. (She said, clutching her hot cocoa mug, wishing it was vodka lemon.)

Freshly stained. I like a good sniff of paint

Itโ€™s only small things that are missing. A door to the laundry cupboard. The connection of a sink. A front door (don’t even ask). Small things that nevertheless need doing and that miraculously make our place less liveable. Fortunately, the floor guys came back today to start staining the floors, i.e. the ugly white plastic mats that have been covering the parquet for protection finally came off. Also, the fumes seem to have a calming effect on my restless, nesting-deprived mind.


  1. Oh how annoying, hope the come back quickly and sort it all out. It does look amazing though! Hopefully once it’s finished you can really enjoy living there.

  2. I feel for you. Hope the builders turn up again soon and you can finally get your home in order. Hold on in there.

  3. Here’s why they suddenly go missing. They are working on their next project. Because they’ve over-run on yours, and they’re supposed to have started the next one, they start splitting the time. I have been known to drive around town looking for my builders! Thank goodness you held some money back.
    Looks fab though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Oh no, well done you for witholding some ‘security cash’ from them and let’s hope they get back and pronto. Looks fab so far x

  5. If it makes you feel any better we STILL haven’t finished our bathroom… Its looking lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  6. As I am living in a construction site and have been for three years I know how you feel! We are doing the work ourselves…the whole house too!

  7. It WILL be lovely when it is done (and fingers crossed it is soon)

    We have a similar issue – whole parts of the floor are currently being taken back up and replaced… fortunately like you we haven’t paid the final bill so they are motivated to get it done

    Hang on in there

  8. It’s going to be beautiful- but yes must be driving you slightly crazy

  9. Money as motivation, hopefully it will work. When I was expecting I developed a love of diesel and petrol fumes!

  10. this is going to be me so soon. We have five weeks to try renovate an entire house. It’s not going to happen. I expect hell will break loose

  11. I feel for you Deborah. I’m getting the builders in next week so I hope this nightmare is not repeated. Hopefully the fumes will knock my temper out too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hope the runaway builders return soon! Good luck with finishing the last few touches.

  13. Lisa Gusto says

    But it looks gorgeous!!! Not long now ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  14. Classic. Are there any builders that don’t do this?! Grrrr, we had similar issues recently with a smaller job that still turned our house upside down ad was riddled with delay. Hope they come good at yours very soon

  15. Sounds like its been a bit of a trial but I hope it was all worth it. The wooden flooring looks lovely. Is everything complete now?

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