|Bed 1 looks tidier without bin bags full of rubble|
|New gas pipes. Shame about the obtrusive meter|
|Central heating pipes|
|The scrawls on the walls. Loads of power outlets, especially in the kitchen.|
Having decided that air conditioning is too much of a fag for one month a year, ceiling fans are to be fitted. I found a nice model with reversible blades (for summer and winter, so the winter heat rising to the top of a 3.6m high room will be circulated down again where it can do some good) and a central light, and I ordered three: bedroom, bedroom, sitting room. The fans are each controlled by a magic wand, which has simplified the bedroom wiring somewhat. There's simply an over-ride master switch for each fan that will be left ON pretty much all the time, and the fan and light will be controlled 100% by the remote. I got 10% discount for paying in advance, and the fans should arrive by tomorrow... maybe early next week.
I remember being advised to ensure connectivity for digital signals, so in addition to the main incoming cable carrying TV and internet to the sitting room, I've specified LAN and coaxial terminals in both bedrooms. The electricians will start chasing the walls for ducts on Monday.
While I was there, the guy from the window company turned up and finalised the dimensions for the new glassware. I'm told that the windows will be arriving the first week in December along with a new steel high-security door.
Naturally, because nothing is ever simple, three things have gone wrong. So far...
|The only remaining existing ceramicware|
The other thing that has gone awry is the parquet floor. Now that the wall as gone it is obvious that the floor resembles the Rolling Hills of Eastern Europe. I have asked for a quote for skimming the concrete flat and relaying the parquet.
|It doesn't look it, but there's about 70mm level difference across the parquet|