And then there was light…

After last week’s deluge, we have mostly been working inside to give the water time to recede. Those of you who saw the photos of Llanrwst and Maenan on the national news last weekend will know what I am talking about. I understand that the committee have starting discussing what they would do if there are heavy rains when the National Eisteddfod is due to be in Llanrwst this August…

First the priming…

Anyway, back to the mundane. I am still painting the rooms on floor 2…

Look, actual floor!

… whilst Mike is working to complete the electrical circuits on floor 2. Now that the wiring has been embedded in various newly-built walls, we were able to complete the flooring in the hallway. The piece of chipboard above may not look much, but it replaced an undersized piece of plywood that was here for the past year – so that we could work around it as necessary. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be able to walk here without being able to see down to the floor below as you place your foot.

Consumer unit, now partly wired up

As you can see, the consumer unit (the modern fuse box) is partly wired -because the local electrical wholesalers has sold out of connectors just before Mike arrived. As this was being connected up, Mike was trying out all the lights. At first this was fun: a ‘light switch down – lights on; light switch up – lights off’ sort of thing. Then we tried the master bedroom on floor 2 and the lights didn’t obey the commands of the switches. What? What?? What on earth will we do now? (Catastrophise, catastrophise…) Arrrrrrrrrghhhhhh!!!!! Only a slight over-reaction, I think, under the circumstances. We will admit to a slightly uncomfortable moment or two, until Mike worked out which of the many possible cables had been left out of the loop. I am delighted (and mightily relieved) to be able to report we were well illuminated in more ways than one when it all ended well.

I wonder what he has recently sat on…?

Here Mike is filling in the gaps in the wall around the door frames with plasterboard that I had been cutting off-camera. He hopes to be skimming these walls next week. No pressure – carpet will be here the week after…

Doors and all woodwork now undercoated

By yesterday evening, the woodwork on floor 2 has been primed and undercoated. Next week, ceilings and walls can begin to take on some colour

Mike and I will be taking some relaxation during our cafe days today and tomorrow – making Hungarian mushroom soup today, since you asked, and lemon and lime marmalade tomorrow. Yum!

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