Monday, December 15, 2008

Day 12

Look we have pink!!!!!! Isn't it beautiful? I am so delighted with it so far and can't wait to see the whole room finished now. It's going to look fab! Ben and Jerry (yes really), are the master painters on the job and are doing a grand one. I can see the end in sight.

On the downside, poor Paul has spent 12 hours, (and counting) together with Gary, replacing our pump.
Taking the advice from 2 plumbers. This has caused all sorts of problems with old pipes and joints and leaks have sprung up everywhere. They have just tried to test the pump and guess what? Still no heating. Poo!

They have taken over the whole kitchen for the day, and all night so far, so I took the winkies out for something to eat at a local pub where poor Lizzy promptly burnt her hand on a woodburner. She has gone to bed clutching an ice pack, poor baby. So another cold night with no heating for us but hey, what gorgeous walls!
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Gigibird said...

The thing about plumbing problems is when it has passed you forget about them but for a good while you appreciate heat and hot water in a way that only those you have gone without know.
Your pink walls look wonderful.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Getting there Dons, nearly finished!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Won't be long now and once it's working you'll be surprised how quickly these problems pass from your mind.

Tea with Willow said...

Darn pesky plumbing! Hope it's sorted soon. Your walls look amazing - the pink is just perfect!
Willow x

Anonymous said...

Gosh, so much joy and trouble in one day!
The room is looking like a room again, isn't that fabulous!
Sounds like you've got a mouse in one of your pipes to me!
Good luck with the repairs and I agree with everyone, you'll treasure what warm water can do!


Pipany said...

Oh poor little Lizzie. Hope she recovers soon Donna. The walls look great, but oh how well I remember the no water bit - 3 weeks in the depths of winter...I cried lots! Hope it gets sorted today xx

Flossie and Tom said...

can't believe how quickly you are getting on - its looking lovely


grumpy old woman said...

Oh! Poor Lizzie! Hope her hand is better today?
I SOOOOOO hope the plumbing gets sorted today, darling. What a nightmare.
But, yes, the walls look beautiful. Can't wait to see them in the flesh.
Thinking of you ......

Redwoodhouse said...

good luck finding the imp in the pipes, could take weeks (just joking) your room really is taking shape now it has been so interesting to see the process, and so quick.
Keep cosy !!!!!!

thriftymrs said...

Wow, it seems to be going so fast. Lol at Ben and Jerry!

Shabby Chick said...

Hey it's you! The lady from 25 Beautiful Homes! I sent you an email admiring your shop site and fabric cupboard (and had a lovely reply) a few weeks ago but you probably get loads so don't worry I won't expect you to remember ;)

I saw a link to your blog from MelMel's favourites and had to look as I love fabric. Hope you don't mind, I'm not a stalker honestly!

Mel x

Shabby Chick said...

Sorry, I forgot to say I love your blog! The fireplace looks gorgeous. We had our bathroom done a couple of months ago and that was stressful enough for me so I hope it's finished soon for you. Just keep telling yourself it WILL be worth it when it's done :)

Greedy Nan said...

Looking good! But so sorry you have no heating 'specially at the moment because it's f-f-fr-eezing.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Donna

What a transformation. The pink is going to be perfect! Everyone should have a Ben and Jerry (and a Vortek). Send them to us - there's plenty here they could do!

Poor Lizzie (no longer Elizabeth?). I remember when Hannah put her hand on the electric ring of the cooker (she was about the same age as Lizzie). Must ask her if she remembers!

Sue xx

The White Bench said...

WOW! Love the walls!