Friday, 10 November 2006

conservatively speaking ...

Conservatory BitsDid I mention that I'd bought a conservatory?

*ahem*

Well. I was a bit embarassed about it, and after revealing my rayburn / solid fuel stove / forgetting to tell B debacle, I felt that I needed to wait a bit until I shared.

It was delivered yesterday evening and is now standing in chunks outside the front door.

It was a REALLY, REALLY good bargain - fifty quid. (Although it did cost £150 to get it collected and delivered). The Plan is to use the panels to build two porches around both the front door and the back door, which will, hopefully, not only make the house a bit warmer (the kitchen is SO cold) but also give us somewhere to keep dirty boots and wet coats.

Conservatory BitsI am wondering whether there will be enough of it to put a veranda all along the whole of the front of the house - but I am not sure that that will work. We will have to see.

There are no instructions and no photos of it before it was taken down - just an enormous pile of bits. Most of them are in pretty good condition - there are a couple of frames that are a bit shonkey, but they were thrown in for free, not listed on the auction. So really, it's an enormous, conservatory-shaped jigsaw. It's a good job that we had all that practise on the green-house shaped jigsaw earlier in the year, that's all that I can say.

The rayburn is being delivered tomorrow, by the nice chap we (er, I) bought it off. From his email address and his website he appears to also be in the events industry. Small world. Luckily B will be home to help push it up the steps and in to the kitchen. I am currently watching some double-insulated flue like a hawk on eBay.

Talking of which, I have some things listed - office furniture and clothes that have mysteriously become to small for me. Bid if you dare :).

I am now going to do some invoicing and put the clean washing away.

In addition, I have just found three quarters of a mouse (rear end) under the ironing board.

12 comments:

  1. Far too much DIY effort for that to me fun, but looks like you got a bargain if those are proper wood frames! Good luck.

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  2. A bargain, yes, but do you think you might be developing something of an ebay problem? I thought I was bad!

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  3. Boy - they are hardwood and seem to be in pretty good nick. Yay!

    Lisa - I am going to get B to change the password on the account I think - particularly for those weeks that I'm pre-menstrual :/.

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  4. Boy - they are hardwood and seem to be in pretty good nick. Yay!

    Lisa - I am going to get B to change the password on the account I think - particularly for those weeks that I'm pre-menstrual :/.

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  5. Ooh! I love puzzles. Hope you can figure it out. Be worried if you have a pile of hardware left at the end. ;-)

    I really like that dotted blouse, but a 44-inch chest is about 10 inches too much for me! Try to resist making fun of my flatness.

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  6. Ooh! I love puzzles. Hope you can figure it out. Be worried if you have a pile of hardware left at the end. ;-)

    I really like that dotted blouse, but a 44-inch chest is about 10 inches too much for me! Try to resist making fun of my flatness.

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  7. You can probably feel the envy radiating across the Atlantic - I would happily lose ten inches! :)

    I loved the look of it, but it's just not cut right for me - I think it's designed for someone who's boobs are more, well, UP, than mine are :).

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  8. You can probably feel the envy radiating across the Atlantic - I would happily lose ten inches! :)

    I loved the look of it, but it's just not cut right for me - I think it's designed for someone who's boobs are more, well, UP, than mine are :).

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  9. A fenestrial jigsaw with no picture to refer to - very ambitious.
    Enjoy the Rayburn and good luck with bidding on the flue.

    The clothes are nice but I don't think they'd suit me...

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  10. A fenestrial jigsaw with no picture to refer to - very ambitious.
    Enjoy the Rayburn and good luck with bidding on the flue.

    The clothes are nice but I don't think they'd suit me...

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  11. The conservatory was very practical, and surely over the span of decades you can figure out how to assemble it! (Just kidding; I'm sure you'll have it up in no time.)
    The common language that separates us has stumped me this time. What is a Rayburn?

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  12. The conservatory was very practical, and surely over the span of decades you can figure out how to assemble it! (Just kidding; I'm sure you'll have it up in no time.)
    The common language that separates us has stumped me this time. What is a Rayburn?

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