At 7.30am this morning, during the height of a very bangy, crashy, flashy storm - the workmen arrived to fit our new windows and front and back doors! They did it too! I was very impressed to come home this evening and see the front of house totally transformed! The work has been needed for a long time. None of the windows were double glazed and were so ill-fitting they rattled in any more that a light breeze, and one could actually see through the gaps around the doors. This proved to be a real problem in winter as no matter how high we had the heating and in spite of door curtains and door roly poly thingies, thick window curtains and draft excluder tape around the windows, the house was always like an icebox in winter. I shall be interested to find out how much difference having had the work done makes to our heating bills this year.
I'm also wondering how long it will take for the scaffolding to be taken down!
The terrific storm we had this morning has done little to cool the air. It has remained sultry and muggy all day - definitely headache weather. There was lots of flooding on the roads on the way into work, thankfully most of it had dried away by lunchtime.
On a plus point I now have five days away from the dark and gloomy place. We're planning a staycation, but hopefully if the weather stays calm, a visit to a car boot sale tomorrow and on for some lunch at a local pub, and later in the week a visit to Kinver for the afternoon. They say the best laid plans though........ so I'm not holding my breath!
I really don't care - I shall be here with lovely man and (if he feels like communicating) Kevin the teenager! Just the thought of not being ruled by the alarm in the morning makes me smile!
Tonight is the first night in about 7 that we have eaten indoors. We had friends around for bbq supper on Saturday, then Mum on Sunday. We do enjoy having people around and the new secret garden really is a joy to sit in and chat over a glass of something cool on these balmy midsummer evenings. Its so peaceful and private - and when the light grows dim, the little £ shop solar lights flicker into life. The pathway to the field has now been finished and all that remains is for more plants to be planted in the last bare section of border and a small area of unused border next to the shed to be transformed with a little mosaic artwork I have in mind.
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