The flooring is here! We had a manic day yesterday. Barry had the opticians in the morning, and of course, that was the time when the pallet of floorboards came. The man couldn’t get the pallet trolley thing up the path, so left it in the road. I was literally running in and out of the house, just in case a car reversed into the pallet. Then Barry came back, and wondered why I was running round shouting “Cones! Get some cones!”. We don’t have cones, but he thought it was funny. I did not.
He then started laying the flooring in the living room. I tried to help, but I’m relegated to underlay (because it doesn’t matter as nobody sees it). I’m also permitted to put little protective feet on furniture and unwrap the next pack of flooring. Oh yes, I know his game.
We also squeezed in a cinema trip (Wrath of the Titans, 1.5/5, don’t bother) and a trip to Nando’s to see some old uni friends.
We’ve got two sets of visitors coming over the Easter weekend, so the pressure’s on to get the flooring in (although we still need to paint the skirts and radiators in the living room before putting the beading in, but that can wait). The paint’s cracking at the bottom where we’re hammering flooring against it, so that needs sanding off and redoing. Also, Barry’s working in London all week, so he’s not going to be productive from there!
Sunday is supposed to be the day of rest. It isn’t in our house! Onwards!
Photos of the flooring so far…