I did a little bit of filling on the top, all the lugs have been trimmed and so the holes need to be neatened. There'll be more filling tomorrow, then sanding, then painting. Plus the roof needs to be built, but not glued down yet, I want to have access to the top floor of the house for decorating.
I've also made a decision on the lighting, and chosen to use battery lights. To wire the house, and then add lights would cost over £50+, battery lights are much, much cheaper, plus there is no wiring involved and the lights can be easily moved. Also found a site that has a sale on battery lights!
I couldn't do any work on the house until Friday as I had a friend to stay for a few days, then had a hospital appointment on Thursday. I also had raging toothache on Monday, yep the tooth has gone, but the infection hadn't. I felt truly rotten on Monday, the day my friend was due to arrive. But she provided the solution to my tooth woes, oil of cloves! We got some the next day, it tasted absolutely foul, but it did the trick and the infection was soon on the wane. Tuesday was spent with me shuffling around, and doing a lot of sitting in Cheshire Oaks, an outlet park. I hate shopping, my friend loves it... so it was ironic that it was me who came away with two bargains, a very comfortable pair of Sketchers memory foam shoes, and new perfume, while my mate didn't find a thing! We had a lovely lunch at Ed's Diner, a very scrumptious burger and chilli chips, and to wash it down we had a budweiser. My friend was so desperate to buy something that, as we left I spotted that there was a Debenhams, so we went in there and she got a shirt - phew.
Thursday was the hospital, to be assessed, well I learned a few more medical words for my condition, have the choice of surgery or physio, chose the latter but know that if it doesn't work then surgery maybe the only option. I am concerned that so far there haven't been any x rays, I'd like to know what shape my back is in, I know it is knackered, but I'd like to know how bad it is. On Friday and today the back and neck have been worse, my little fingers on both hands are numb. Alarmingly I discovered that the reflexes in my right knee are rubbish, on one side there is no reflex! Didn't have much faith in the medic, he was too chatty, and not very observant for my liking. On the upside my PIP payments have been continued, phew, a big relief, mainly because it means I can keep my blue badge, which is a Godsend.
So plan for tomorrow is to finish putting the house together, then do the filling. This week it will be more painting, putting in windows (hence the acetate), sorting out the verandah, doors and shutters. Then I have to sort out the roof, put the shingles on it. All that will keep me busy for a while! Then at some point I can begin to think about decoration and furnishings, it will have a kitchen, bathroom, studio, living room, kitchen and bedrooms. The verandah will have plants, and some coach lights. I think it will be Christmas before it is all finished. I don't mind how long it takes, I'm really enjoying the process.
So all for now, may post tomorrow if I get the upper floor done, and the roof. Thanks for stopping by.