Saturday, 9 August 2014

Update on the house renovation and Angus comes to visit.

The tenants are moving in in fact they have except the people, the bathroom is having some problems.

But not a lot to do just fiddly things.

The bath didn't set so here is the son mixing a new batch of cement to have another go at it.
Not a lot of garden left but these are doing well.
and so it the ginger they thrive on no water or any attention, this is not eating ginger.
The bath sits on a bed of cement.

This is the strip drain in the shower, I think it's great you wouldn't notice it if you didn't know it was there.
the bath getting ready to be bedded.
the loo window, I glad he kept this he will paint it, but I do think a opening window in the loo is kind of important.  
The bath with it's weights.
New power switches
the floor has lots of dust but it's japan black when clean.
New doors and handles.
The view from the side windows, well thats as far as he has got with the renovations at this stage.

 There was a heavy fog this morning but I'm out of town a bit so not so bad at our place.
 I've been doing some improvements in the top garden.
 this part's not done yet .
 my poor herbs all finished will have to replant.
 This is my latest garden creation will show you when I've finished, not sure what it is yet.
 Angus is visiting for a week his people are on holidays visiting the maybe in laws.


 No problems with the cats, they were here when he was a puppy and lived here and he knows they are to be ignored and respected but Drummy is another story, Angus hasn't had anything to do with a strange hen who thinks she is boss so they have some time together and some apart.
For some reason this photo has come up last it's the second loo at my son and daughter in laws house as you will notice this window doesn't open so you don't use this one if you have been eating something that doesn't agree with you.

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  1. Best wishes to them in this lovely place!


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  2. I bet it'll look nice and fresh when it's finished.
    I love your interesting garden Merle and the red pathway is so nice.

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    1. It should be pretty good when finished on both stories.
      What have you done to your blog, it won't let me comment any more and often doesn't come up when you post but sometimes I get 5 or 6 posts at once.
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  3. Loving your garden - and the renovations are looking good too. I suspect Drummy does her best to put Angus in his place... We had that fog this morning. Until after eleven you couldn't see across the road.

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    1. Our fog was gone by 9am or so and a beautiful day, today not so good.
      Drummy is the boss so far but Angus is three times her size and will only put up with so much so I try to keep them apart.
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  4. The strip drain looks to be a good idea. It has all shaped up very well.

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    1. I like them a lot and when I update ours I want a huge shower and no bath so i'm keen for a couple.
      Merle............

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  5. I've never see a strip drain before. It's all looking fabulous!
    Jane x

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  6. Hari OM
    What a shame to have to redo the bath - but as you say, all taking shape nicely. As is the revamp on the garden paths - lovely to see Angus again. Have you got/met new neighbours yet? (Sticky beak...!) YAM xx

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    1. Our new neighbours are the son and daughter in law of the owners who live two houses down from us, they have three children and the are very nice and if they are nasty to us we can tell their parents and grandmother and granddad.
      Merle.....................

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  7. thats a lovely modern bath, why do they put cement under the tub, we have never saw that done before, what a big job doing it over my gosh, heavy work, that Angus is such a cutie! So you are coming into spring, because we are coming into Fall, I have to remind myself of that, lol, soon your garden will be full again,

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    1. I don't know why they put cement under the tub, we put sand when we did our bathroom it was the beer fairies idea and i don't know why it was done but I know nothing about building bathrooms.
      Merle........

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  8. Ooh, it's going to look lovely when it's finished!

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    1. I think it will too.
      Merle..........

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  9. I love that floor, dust or no dust.

    Now about the tub, if they ever replace it, will it be stuck in the cement?

    Jen

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    1. The floor is the only original thing left, it is quite worn in places.
      I think that way too about the tub but maybe it doesn't stick to fibre glass or what they are made of now.
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  10. Hello Merle...I agree with you that a window in the "loo" is imperative. Love how you call the bathroom the "loo." So English! Susan

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  11. No I was being polite, we call it the bog among other names that i will not mention.
    Merle...............

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  12. The renovations have come along nicely, shame about the bath, but at least it was a problem that could be fixed. Does that second loo have an exhaust fan because of the non-opening window?
    I like how your top garden is developing, that red path looks great!

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    1. I surpose if you had a smelly problem you could use the open window loo otherwise the closed up one.
      The red path is just red bark, I like the contrast with the green well I just like red.
      Merle...................

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  13. ... your son's renovations are looking great.. love the japan floor...... Angus is looking great.... your garden changes look great...
    Hugs.... Barb xx

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    1. The floor is different, it is growing on me but so far I haven't seen it without white plaster on it, that stuff gets everywhere.
      Angus is well and not too sure about Drummy who thinks she is still the boss.
      Merle..........

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  14. I love seeing before and after shots of DIY renovations!! My husband had completed 2 or our 3 bathrooms!! He's in California right now helping his son paint and fix up his new condo. When he comes home -- our bathroom will be next!! Like how he sits the tub down into the floor. Angus is a cutie!!

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    1. My son has learnt a lot about renovations as he has done it all himself except tiling, for some reason he doesn't like tiling, not that I blame him if you make a mistake it's hard to fix it.
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  15. I love that path you have going through your garden friend!! It is gorgeous! And your son's bathroom is fantastic! Boy would I like to have a drain like that!!! And his floors are so stunning! Wishing you all good things! Nicole xoxo

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    1. I'm thinking of a drain like that when I redo our bathroom.
      Merle................

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  16. Looks like your son has been working very hard on the house and everything is very nice. I love the glass doors and the window in the loo - oh, and the shower drain - that is really nice. Your garden path is nice, too. I am pet-sitting my daughter's two dachshunds - seems I have them more than her sometimes. They hate my cats, so I have to keep them separated. You are lucky that yours all get along. Funny about the hen and the dog, though. He seems a real mellow chap. It must be getting close to spring there - a busy time for you. Hope the new tenants are nice. xo Karen

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    1. It's hard if the dogs and cat don't get on, but Angus gets on with most animals as long as they don't eat his food ever, that's a non no.
      My son played football with him and he has got to know his partner but they are getting two great dane pups not sure have that will go,but as the garden is a bit of a mess it should not be a problem.
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  17. So much disruption to a household but it is always appreciated when finished. Dogs and chickens..... sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I acquired 5 baby chics this summer and they are mighty fine pullets now. The dog actually cowers around them but I have no idea what she would do if I were not there, so I keep the chickens in another enclosure. I never relly trust dogs as their instinct is often strong. Angus is wonderfully tolerant. I love looking at all your pictures.

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    1. PS It's early and I just got up. I read my comment after I hit publish and holy moley ... all the bad grammar and spelling.....but you get the idea. LOL

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    2. Angus is very easy going but he has a limit and Drummy is very bossy so I make sure I'm around when they are together just in case.
      Don't worry I'm very creative with spelling and grammar is just not my thing so I never notice mistakes.
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  18. looking like some grand renovations happening; always a pleasure to reap the rewards/fruits of your labour

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    1. I like that but as long as I don't have to do the labour.
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  19. Lots going on there! Love the garden path! You have such a lovely yard. I am sure you enjoy being out there. Too hot here in Arizona to do much outside. Anxious for the temps to cool so I can get out side and garden!

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    1. Hi,
      It's wonderful in our gardens at the moment that's why I'm trying to get stuff done in the summer it will be just too hot, I think it will be a very hot one this year.
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