Our youngest daughter, Philippa, known as Philly or Pip was 21 yesterday, so we have many visitors to the house helping us celebrate. I hate to say it but, my goodness, don’t the years fly by when you are not paying attention!
The work summary since Tuesday is pretty routine:
On Wednesday, the weather was relatively dry and I painted the newly rendered walls above the bar, gloss painted the exterior of 11 windows and then began to size the newly plastered walls in the restaurant (or at least those which had already properly dried out). Mike plastered and skimmed several other walls, and then finished constructing the arch from the restaurant into the kitchen.
On Thursday, I sized more walls, and then cut tiles to shape to fill the fiddly bits near the walls, and in the afternoon attended a church meeting in Betws y Coed and did some serious shopping ready for yesterday’s celebrations. Meanwhile Mike finished wiring the ring mains for the kitchen and restaurant, and put in almost all of the loop for the fire alarm system.
On Friday, Mike and I made a concerted effort to lay more floor tiles, and were agreed by the end that two people working together definitely made more progress than we might have expected.
Yesterday, Saturday, we spent a lot of time waiting for family to arrive, but of course this being the first Saturday of the school summer holidays, some people have had extremely long, hot and frustrating journeys for which we apologise – after all, it is our fault that Pip’s 21st fell yesterday. Thanks to all who made it such a memorable day.