Joe has been struggling with tennis elbow for the last few months but he has still been working, that is up until now. He has been put on sick leave by me so work hasn’t ground to a halt but it has slowed down. With Joe being out of action and me still wanting to get on with things he has given me a crash course in working with wood. I don’t do any jobs concerning wood ( apart from firewood) I measure it, cut it and it never fits 🙁 Also I have an aversion to power tools especially ones with wizzy blades. But needs must so with Joe’s help and expertise we set to building the stairs from the kitchen to the living room. It went something like, cut there, drill there, screw there etc etc, but we finally ended up with 3 out of the 6 steps completed and we can finally move round this part of the house without having to go outside. So I now know the difference between a chop and table saw ( I hate the table saw ) I quite like the router and as for the thicknesser planer, I don’t mind using it but it takes forever all though we tend to use that together as it makes the job a lot quicker. After the stairs were in place I finally started work on ” The Wall”. I’ve been putting it off for ages, even considered on more than one occasion of getting someone in and paying them to do it, but it is finally done and makes the kitchen feel a lot more finished.
The window frame is now finished again with Joe supervising and while I’ve been on with the above he’s been keeping me well fed and doing some finishing bits and pieces, we now have a Sheila maid up, a key rack, a ladder for accessing the mezzanine and a fire tong holder.
Now the wall is finished and the stairs are in place I can finish the tiling, that is when I pluck up the courage to use the angle grinder.