Sunday, 14 January 2018

Lights and Pipes...

Lights and Pipes sounds like it should be a non-fiction book title, but actually that's what it's been this past week.

The much talked about rewiring and re-plumbing has begun and by early next week should be on the tidy up stage.

This week it's all the downstairs plug sockets and those that are being added to my office wall- about 18 inches from my right arm!

As all the light pendents were going to be replaced I asked the Electrician what sort of light fitting could work for my recently diagnosed eye condition, as my office is quite dim in the winter months, but good if it's a sunny day as I face the window.

I did have to use a desk lamp just for one night - this was the scene above my head that evening- hence the shadow...

Awaiting the new
light fitting...
It was actually quite safe, as the bit sticking out was only one end of a long piece of flexible plastic that was wedged between joists under the floor upstairs.

The next day my new light fitting was connected up to the new wiring that was put in. It looks brilliant, and my eyes don't tire as easily as they were doing with the one light...

My new lighting...



Yesterday the new pipes for the plumbing were measured up, cut and positioned ready for connecting up later this week-that's when the boiler and radiators get changed for modern and energy efficient versions.



Meanwhile the floorboard upstairs are getting a good work-out (up, down, up, down...) and they will eventually disappear back under carpet.

The underworld...

Although there's a lot of tidying up to do and reorganisation before we start unpacking the storage unit, I'm nearer getting back to a regular writing routine than I was, and I'm eager to get back to start again...








5 comments:

Helen B said...

I'm sure I'd be quite so calm - it looks very stressful.

Carolb said...

Yes, it has been extremely stressful at times Helen, but I keep telling myself it's a stage nearer to being completed and I can restore a regular writing schedule and get back to my WIP.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I don't like having work done in the house but it's good you're so positive about the changes, carol - it will all be worth it! Hope 2018 brings happiness and success.

Patsy said...

Lights and Pipes could be a hogmanay celebration!

I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Carolb said...

Rosemary- thank you. I hope so too. :-)

Patsy - it certainly sounds like a title for a book of some sort. Keeping my fingers crossed all goes well.