Friday, 28 September 2018

Blimey O'Riley

We were hard at it hammer and tongs all day yesterday.

It all started with a simple remark from me, along the lines of....

" I could do with a taller unit in the living room to keep my current knitting projects in, big enough to take a few of my stitch pattern books as well"
Just one of those casual throw away things that we all utter from time to time, thinking out loud. Before you could say Jack Robinson, always supposing that you wanted to, we were in the car and offski.

There were a few things that the SO wanted from B & M, they have a decent building section in Neath.
They also have quite a lot of flat pack furniture, some good and some not so good.

We left 10 minutes later with a load of sand and cement and a tallish slimline unit.
Once home it was only a matter of moments before he had the unit unpacked and assembled.

Wonderful you may think, how good is that????????????????

You would be so right and also so very wrong................................

The unit was just a sliver too wide to fit..................................
Even though we both measured it.

It became A Challenge.
Strike that.
It became THE Challenge.

The display cabinets were emptied of all his models and various bits of china, glass and other pieces.

Shelves were taken out, doors removed.

Every Little Bit was washed/dusted/polished and all the glass was cleaned as well.

Of course every little bit had to have a temporary home while the cleaning happened and the cabinets were moved.

Bang went my "tidy the sewing room" endeavours.

The moving meant that carpet and skirting boards, that had not seen the light of day for many, many months, had to be cleaned as well.

We walked a thousand steps and more. We pushed and pulled, lifted and turned until we could move no more, and then we carried on till all was right.

The unit is just right, just big enough to take what I wanted it to, not big enough to hold anything else. There is an extra bit of floor space that takes my craft light, I no longer bang my elbow when I reach for anything.

He is happy, I is happy, the dogs is happy. We is one big happy family.

Nothing much happened to the wall and patio, but he did go over to our neighbours and moved a set of steps for them and tidied the area up.

Today we will both be out in the garden, more pushing, pulling, lifting and another thousand steps or so.
Fit? Fit to drop more like.

The forecast is for a good weekend so the job will be finished.

He Who Can decrees it so.

She who tries will assist as best she can.

Always supposing that I survive I will join you on the morrow.

                              TTFN                                 Pam


  1. Spring cleaning done six months early, You may not be feeling fit but you are allowed to feel smug. Enjoy the new unit.

    1. Only the one corner, everything was so dusty because we have the doors and windows are wide open on every good weather day. I love the new cupboard.

  2. Oh, my goodness. I bet you'd never have said anything if you'd known but how lovely now it is all done.
    I bet you slept well!

    1. I will never learn to keep my mouth closed, in the mind and straight off the tongue. I slept like a bump on a log.

  3. hilarious! you have started my day off brilliantly, thanks! (planning to join you in the digging later if it stays dry...)

    1. Glad to be of service, we do have some days that are hard at the time but gigglicious in hindsight.

  4. Ohhh, lovely! A lace to keep things nicely sorted. Good for you.

    God bless.

  5. Wonderful, it certainly made me smile. Glad you managed to get the perfect unit.

  6. Oh that did make me laugh, so glad it fitted in and worked perfectly for all your bits xx

  7. You are sooooooo funny Pam; love the blogs xx

  8. Be careful what you wish for:)

  9. We are usually the same here, one simple job turns into a marathon session of nothing like you planned to do. Your post made me smile.


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