Fortunately Permier Blinds are better than Hillarys as not only did the chap turn up, but he was early! He gamely waved a tape measure around and took on the challenge of getting us some 'invisible blinds that keep the sun out but we can still see out of', as well as the blinds for the high level windows. The long awaited velux blind that will help me sleep beyond 4am also arrived, but they shipped the wrong one! So that went back and eventually we got the right one... Easy to fit and keeps a lot of light out! Magic!
In 4 weeks time TBISO will be invaded by workers again as they fit the large electric blinds for the bifolds and all the other blinds. Job done - and hopefully we will have a cooler summer and some furniture left that hasn't been rotted by the sun... That is if the sun comes out again and we don't get stuck with a wet summer! Let's see...
Another weekend has passed in a blur of jobs - including a furniture delivery for a new set of drawers which very helpfully turned up without the bolts for the feet... So they need to come back and finish the job off. That seems to be the theme for this weekend as we still couldn't finish the top of the fireplace off either, but that should be sorted next week.
Our favourite Sparks will also be back to fit a fan in the annex and one day the railings for the back steps will turn up then we can get building control back and get it all signed off. Living here, it's easy to forget that we haven't got full sign off yet, until the mortgage payment goes out... We need to get onto a normal mortgage ASAP!
Oh, and the rain also gave me some time to give the website a facelift for 2015 and update the final stages... Take a look!