Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just kidding..

Of course, when I say starting on Monday, I mean not this Monday, but next Monday! That's builders for you, as my lovely builder said, with a wry smile, when he told me that his current job was taking longer than he had thought. Actually, I didn't mind too much as it means I get longer to pack up my rubbish (which is how it looks) and get everything into boxes or whatever. I can see now that I am going to be camping out for the three weeks it takes! Never mind, I know it's not for ever. I have now sold the kitchen units, including the fridge, freezer and dishwasher, which are all old, but still in good working order. The young woman who bought it all is very pleased with it, and brought her builder with her to assess whether he could adapt it to fit her kitchen. He was one of those great "no problem" builders (as opposed to the ones who suck their teeth and look doubtful) and said that he thought it was a bargain. Great. And it is. I may not like it, but it is very smart and in good nick. So, range cooker and kitchen sold, dining room cleared, courtesy of Daughter who is as strong as I used to be when it comes to moving the heavy stuff!

The funny thing was that my Builder (I'd better give him a capital letter as he is going to figure large in my life for the next month!) smiled for the first time when cash was mentioned! He is normally rather lugubrious and dusty, but his face lit up when he talked about getting paid in cash. Hilarious! Ah well, human nature will out...


Maggie May said...

I expect you will have to live on Pot Noodle now that you have sold everything!
I hope you won't pay upfront! Unless you know your builder very well..... be careful.
Hope it all goes OK.

I see that baby Bruno has been born! That is the second Bruno that I have come across.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Maggie, yes I'm well aware that my cooking will be severely restricted during the works!(Don't know about Pot Noodle, I've never tried them!) However, the kitchen stuff isn't actually going until Monday when he starts physically taking it out. Don't worry, I'm not paying in advance - and he worked for one of my BBFs last year putting in her kitchen - so I know he is both trustworthy and a good workman. Love M xxxx
PS. Bruno may not be a Bruno after all, his Mum is toying with other names too!

Cucipata said...

Good luck with the remodeling, and don't give your builder too much cash in advance, I could tell you horror stories...

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi there Cucipata, and thank you for the good advice. I do know to be careful in that respect.. Fingers crossed it wil be fine!
M xx