We had a lot to do, not much money and not much time to do it in!
Here is us when we got the keys in our happy ignorance!
Half an hour after getting our keys, we were briefing the electrician who was starting the whole re-wire the very next day! I told you we had a tight programme! That afternoon the old owners also came back to empty the garage of all their stuff - I can't believe they are allowed to do that! Surely once the money has been transferred everything on the property is yours?! Anyway, they came back for what they wanted, but also left a LOT of rubbish!! They had also overfilled the bins which had been collected the day before - so we had a lot of trips to the tip!! We also put what we could on freecycle - huge fan of freecycle over here.
We also spent that afternoon and well into the evening ripping apart the built in wardrobes in the master bedroom, and demolishing the bathroom.
The wardrobes coming down. The bridging unit had already come down by the time I took this photo.
So the bathroom had been tiled, on top of tiles, on top of tiles. All three layers were foul! They ceiling was painted cork board, and the shower was a dribble. Hence the renovation!
We had the obligatory take out meal on our first night (even though we weren't staying) - on the floor of our new living room with no furniture.
It was the first time in a really long time that I felt like I earnt my dinner!
It was all too much for Rupert, who buried his head in the hay at the thought of all the hardwork ahead...