Home Improvements – Where’s My Hob

The weather is making this remodelling project a real test of patience. We had snow flurries all yesterday and temps around 3C. Washing up dishes outside on the patio is older than old now, and there’s not an ounce of humour remaining in it or me. And if that wasn’t enough to test a person, we’ve suddenly discovered that the gas hob is missing. That means that the kitchen fitters can’t mark out the precise slot measurements for the guy who cuts the granite, which alters the timing for the glasscutter, and so on … so if all this gets knocked back time-wise because of that, I’m going to be growling and howling a lot. I’ve nearly reached my threshold of endurance. Perhaps I’m just having a bad day.

The good news is living room is finished … well, except for a few little things that need fixing, but the walls and ceiling are painted and drying. Paul-the-Painter also gave the fireplace surround a new lick of white paint to match the window frames. I love the new colour of the walls; warming and toasty. A lovely shade of deep, warm beige.

Nevertheless, here are a few more photos taken yesterday.

So, until next time … stay warm and stay happy – for my sake, because I’m struggling with that right now.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh you poor dear. How incredibly frustrating. II think you are doing exceptionally well and staying very calm. I shall enjoy a glass of win in your honour this evening, just to help calm the nerves.
    Why does there always have to be a snag of some sort when renovating? You are so close, so just hang in there and use paper plates and plastic knives and forks for a few days – not ideal but hey at least less washing in the freezing cold.
    Have a happy weekend and here’s to your weather improving soon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      Thank you, Mandy, and enjoy your vino. 🙂

  2. Karen says:

    I would say that you have the patience of a saint. You are so close to the end and then it will all be worth the effort.

    1. Misky says:

      The kitchen should be finished completely in about 2-3 weeks. More. We’re also missing the pop-up sockets, which was discovered at the end of the day, so those need to be chased up also. But some days are better than others, and today was a bad one. 🙂

      1. Karen says:

        I can truly sympathize with you…our renovation on our antique home took 5 years because of little problems that kept popping up. Looking back…it was worth it. Hang in there because it is going to be wonderful when it is finished.

        1. Misky says:

          We have regained possession of the living room today!! 🙂

  3. Glenda says:

    Poor baby, you have put up with a lot. you deserve a whinge.

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Glenda, I did feel better for it, too. 😀 Have a nice weekend!

  4. Joanna says:

    The washing up thing…. becomes a nightmare… I have kept very quiet about how long it took for them to do our kitchen, compared to original estimate..and all the ‘stuff’ that happened. I am sure yours will be fine. We decided not to have pop ups in the end as we were worried about hot water etc getting into the sockets, plus it meant the drawers etc would have been less deep. Brian put one in his study though and we went with sockets cut into the glass splashbacks. I hope it all gets sorted out really soon and you can relax and enjoy! xx

  5. Joanna says:

    I like your montage, is that one of the wordpress settings or something you have done elsewhere? Looks great 🙂

    1. Misky says:

      Washing up is a total nightmare, made worse by this ridiculous weather. It’s the height of silliness that it’s snowing in April. We’re having the pop-ups only put in units without drawers (in cupboards), and I’m glad that you mentioned the issue of water because that hadn’t occurred to me. I’ll keep that in mind when clean up.

      The montage is the WordPress gallery using the “Tile” option. I’ve found that it’s not suitable for all photos, and it plays nicely if all the photos are the same size.

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