nath: (huis 3d)
Ugh, owners' association annual meeting tonight - I hate compulsory adulting
nath: (toaster)
Okay, so I'd taken today off to deal with the aftermath of the heater exercise. I did in fact read the manual and adjust the settings on the heater so that we'll be able to peacefully share a house.
- "I'll set you to warm-water only ECO setting unless it's actually freezing outside, 'kay?"
- Heater: *obeys instructions*

So that's one thing I needed to do done. The other thing is making some kind of planning for the balcony (and sorting the plant pots and stuff). Instead I watched the first seven episodes of Battlestar Galactica - the original series (and yes, the icon is for the new series, but hey... close enough).

I'm calling it a day well-spent so far.
nath: (huis 3d)
So, today I moved from this heater )

to this one: ).


Some of the stuff that goes there is already back in the heater space/walk-in cupboard/thingy, but leaving the plant pots etc. out seems like good motivation to start working on the balcony sort of soonish *g*
nath: (Late)
Harking back to last year's rant, eventually the decision was to replace all heating boilers in the complex in one fell swoop - they start Monday, and it's my turn right away. Yay.

So I've emptied out the space where the boiler lives, and scattered a bunch of stuff across several rooms. Still to do between now and Monday morning: better arrange stuff that is currently scattered across several rooms, demolish shelves in boiler space, clean boiler space, apologise to cats for mess (to be repeated as needed).
nath: (huis 3d)
Did the one thing on my to-do list that I absolutely had to do this holiday: replace the leaking tap in the kitchen. Yay me.
nath: (huis 3d)
Yay, I have my view back and the tarp outside my window is gone.

The last of the work is this Friday (balcony door/bedroom windows), so the cats will be locked in the small room/bathroom all day - they probably won't speak to me for a week after ...
nath: (huis 3d)
The view from my living room right now, and for the next few days - the windowsills are being painted.

nath: (headdesk otp)
Sometimes you can't win... but I'll settle for playing even *g*

Luckily, the electrical problem turned out to be the spark for the cooker suffering from damp - I tested that corner of the kitchen before making an appointment, and everything worked.

Yesterday night I discovered that the bolt holding my central heating's expansion vat is working itself loose from the wall, so someone's coming round to see to that this afternoon. On the plus side, it'll be covered by my maintenance contract, so won't cost the earth.

Edit: and with some new bolts, the vat is once more securely attached to the wall (and it was covered by the maintenance contract).


Nov. 19th, 2011 06:26 pm
nath: (headdesk)
*sigh* last night I had the circuit breaker cut in. I narrowed it down to either the dishwasher or the cooker/oven combi, but I don't know what the underlying problem is, so I have sent an email to ask for a quote/diagnosis.

At least I know what I'll be doing with this year's end-of-year allowance, and I can still use the cooker. I'm sure I'll survive doing the dishes by hand for a while.
nath: (huis 3d)
Read more... )

Day 9

Aug. 18th, 2011 05:49 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
As finished as it can be at the moment...

I'll spend tomorrow cleaning and stuff, Saturday I can move the washing machine back in and use the shower. The alien monolith is the heating unit - or it could be an alien monolith, for all I know.
Read more... )

Day 8

Aug. 17th, 2011 06:36 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
Even more progress today. The bad news is the sink/cabinet, and the sides of the shower will be delayed by about two weeks. I will be able to use the shower, and it won't affect the arrival of the kitten. Read more... )

Day 7

Aug. 16th, 2011 06:02 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
And suddenly it looks like a bathroom :)Read more... )

Day 6

Aug. 15th, 2011 06:22 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
Some signs of progress, but at the moment I find it hard to believe it's still on scheduleRead more... )

Day 5

Aug. 12th, 2011 05:47 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
No project without problems; today had a few small ones (wrong diameter pipe, some things with the ceiling), so slightly behind schedule, but apparently still on target to finish next FridayRead more... )

Day 4

Aug. 11th, 2011 05:18 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
Still a mess, but there is improvement Read more... )

Day 3

Aug. 10th, 2011 05:49 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
I was right; it does look worse today:-) Read more... )

Day 2

Aug. 9th, 2011 05:46 pm
nath: (huis 3d)
Today (or tomorrow) will probably be the worst it looks... Read more... )
nath: (huis 3d)
The way the bathroom looked yesterday: Read more... )
Today:Read more... )
nath: (huis 3d)
Well, with lodger-kitty returned to her own home, I've started clearing bits of the house so the bathroom renovation/remodel/thing can get underway tomorrow... Two weeks of camping in a building site *wheeeee*

Luckily I can escape during the demolition phase, and I'll still have running water and the kitchen is not affected etc. (see last year's kitchen/bathroom renovation in the old place for "it could be worse").

On the plus side, I'm doing this to myself of my own free will, and the bathroom will look a lot better when the workmen are done:)

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