The floors were put in and screened. Layers and layers of rubble, concrete, plastic screening and polystyrene.
But we had a problem - and still do actually. By lowering the foundations to the house we have basically dug a big hole and water is pouring in from the surrounding land. We dealt with this by digging a drain on one side of the house. The moment we opened said drain the water just gushed out. It was amazing and rather frightening to see the effects of our plans.
This was our kitchen. No oven, no taps - we used the outdoor tap - the weather was cold and we were all pretty miserable.
Then we had to deal with the plumbing.......
then the electrics......
Then last week we got our oven - no more microwave meals!!!!!
Finally it was starting to feel like home and things settled until we discovered last week that the concrete floor is becoming very wet again, which we cannot ignore and will soon start to rot the kitchen vinyl - the builder returned and we think we are going to have to put in at least two more big drains away from the house. So more disruption, more builders' bums, more "make that 2 sugars love".
This hasn't really dampened our mood though - just our floor. The sun is shining finally and the house and garden are being made prettier by the day.
So from this point onwards - lots of prettifying pics I think......no more ugliness - it's time for the fun part.
Good to be back my friends. You never left my mind. So much to show you!