Wednesday, January 30, 2008

warm at last!

This is our lovely new log burning stove, which was installed in the back sitting room on Monday. We are delighted with how it looks, but can’t light it until Thursday because the new plastering has to dry properly first.

The new stove has prompted another bout of feverish decorating. I wish I’d taken a photo of the spectacularly horrible 70's slatted ceiling that adorned the sitting room. The original ceiling and cornice was painted black and then timber slats were hanging about 2 feet below it. What were they thinking? When we pulled it down yesterday there was a layer of dust on the top about a centimetre thick. Urgh.

Anyway, we set about chopping it all up to make firewood and have created 3 huge crates of the stuff. If you ever find yourself making firewood, here is a little tongue twister you can practice to pass the time:

How much wood
can a wood chuck cut
If a wood chuck
could cut wood

We have also stripped all the hideous wallpaper off. Tonight I intend to polyfiller holes and Nick is going to attempt some carpentry and make a thing for the TV and accompanying hardware. (All of which seems to be reproducing at an alarming rate. You can’t just have a DVD player now, you need a digital TV box, a Wii, and Xbox, a PVR etc etc) After that we can say good bye to black ceilings!


Blogger OboeJane said...

oooh... can almost feel the flames from here. Hope your wooden ceiling was not full of toxic preservatives / lead paint etc, though!

I'm reckoning that downscaling is the way to go with TV paraphenalia - I reckon if you've got no tv, then you need no digi box, sky, playstation nonsense.

Ahhhh... bliss... And think how big the room would look!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Yes - I go with the whole no TV thing. You'd have an extra corner!!! have you ever notice when you visit 'show houses' they never have a TV?

9:39 AM  

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