My job is mobile and I split my time working alternate weeks in Norfolk and Nottinghamshire. I drive down country roads, enjoying rural England through the seasons.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Sunday and sunny and I'm at work

Exam boards are on Tuesday and I'm still putting the results together, printing the lists and doing the photocopying - so this will be a fairly brief post I think.

Plastering is all done now - Hayden came back and did the back bedroom on Thursday -also repaired the kitchen where it had split a bit above the radiator. I've now put first coats on the landing and stair walls, and want to get a first coat on the kitchen and living room walls and ceilings by the end of next week, so that I can then do a proper clean and start the glossing. Bit of a tall order I think, but there's no harm in aiming high.

Took my module 2 assessment on Friday morning before starting work - got 24/25, so on to module 3 now - all about muscles and the movement of muscle. Looking at it, it seems to be more of an introduction/overview and looks quite small compared to the last module. Hope so and then I can get through it quickly and get back into my time plan - which I am out by about 2 weeks at the moment.

Anyway, here I am at work, the photocopier and printer are on and warmed up - time to get cracking.;..

Monday, 6 October 2008

After the wedding

Didn't get much done at home this weekend as I was in Stockport on Saturday for cousin Phil's wedding - different, not to say unusual, but very enjoyable and because cousin Anne was there with her hubby I sat with them and didn't feel too much like Billy-no-mates. The weather was filthy though, and driving home was horrid - and of course I got lost both coming and going. Even managed to drive through the town centre pedestrian zone whilst trying to find the town hall!

So yesterday after a bit of a lie-in, I went round to mine and washed the downstair's floors TWICE, and then cleaned the living room windows of all the plaster and dust. Today I have to leave work early as the electricity board people are coming to fit the PME and I am going to use the time to wash all the woodwork down, as well as the kitchen windows. And then I can start to undercoat everywhere - will start on the landing and work my way downstairs I think, which will give the living room and kitchen plaster chance to fully dry out. The upstairs plaster dried much faster, but the weather has been much worse recently, and much colder, so it's taking longer.

And of course I can't paint upstairs as I can't move for furniture. So until the downstairs is painted and I can move stuff back down into the living room and kitchen, the bedrooms will have to wait.

Friday, 3 October 2008


The plasterers have just about finished now - just the upstairs back bedroom walls to do - originally I wasn't going to have these done, but when I came to paint them last weekend I realised that the bumps and lumps are much worse than I originally thought.

The downstairs has been done, though, and I can't wait to get back in there and start to clean up and paint - the dust and dirt everywhere has to be seen to be believed!