Some very old posts ago I talked about our house which when we moved in was only eighteen years old but had a myriad of problems one of which was the lounge, now our sitting room, which was painted Sainsbury orange (for those of you who don’t know Sainsbury, it is a popular supermarket in the UK and their colours are BRIGHT orange!).  When we moved in the builders moved in with us and we moved walls around and took single glazed doors out and had all new windows etc in, you get the picture.

However as we started each job we found lots and lots of hidden problems like walls not sitting on joists, second hand heating system despite the previous owners having the house built new!  One of the main problems was that the bath was leaking into the kitchen as it was old.  When the builder took the old bathroom out he found that they had put the wrong floor in so we had a completely new bathroom put in.  However because of the height of the room and to get a shower in the bath had to be lowered which has now, after sixteen years, started to leak again, into the kitchen!!!!  So we now have to get that fixed and then the ceiling fixed where it has leaked!!!  I love my house but I can also hate it at times!!!!


I have done lots of errands today which is great but nothing else has got done (!) which is always the case.  Tomorrow is house jobs day and catch up on all the work I should have done today!  Compromise, compromise!!!!


Treacle has had a quiet day as I have been out and so has Youngest, which is a good thing as he is full of cold at the moment (!) It is a shame as it is his week off from College but isn’t it always the same when you are on holiday you are ill.  Hopefully he will get it over and done with so that at Christmas when he is off for three weeks he is fine.  I just hope he doesn’t decide to pass it on to me!

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#TBT Picture today is the three of them in front of St Thomas’s Tower at The Tower of London from October 2005, obviously twelve years ago.  Youngest is six and Eldest is ten.  We had a lovely week in London during that Half Term and we went everywhere; the Science Museum, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, went to see “We Will Rock You” at the theatre, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abby.  We were very tired at the end of it but it was great fun.

We have been to London quite a few times with the Boys over the years to stay and done different things each time, especially as they got older and their interests changed. 

I hope you are having a Terrific Thursday.

Hugs, Susie xx

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2 thoughts on “Grr!

  1. farmquilter

    Definitely gets your knickers in a knot when builders don’t do things the right way!! Cutting corners for the sake of profits just isn’t right…it would be nice if you could go back and make them financially responsible for their errors, but that still doesn’t compensate you for your time and the stress of getting things fixed! The joys of home ownership…so sorry you are having to deal with this, but now rather than Christmas is a better deal!! The farm house is almost 90 years old, so we are always finding strange things!

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