day whatever in the house 28 Nov 09

had to do some work, as a client’s e-commerce had gone bang, so we didn’t get as much done as I’d have liked. Add to this that my poor body is falling apart – the arthritis in my hands has really kicked in, and they hurt, and I can’t grip much. On Thursday night I dropped some heavy metal brackets on my left foot, and badly bruised two toes. On Friday I was rushing through the hall, tripped on something, and fell, taking my not inconsiderable weight on my knees, and bruising my arms very badly – my left arm is black and blue pretty much from wrist to shoulder. All a bit of an arse.

Stilll, we:

  • Went back to Newlands Ave in the morning – Tony’s Textiles for another curtain pole, and we bought one for the dining room window, and some lovely red curtains. £8’s worth of veg in the greengrocer: red cabbage, aubergine, savoy cabbage, 8 big Braeburn apples, 1 cooking apple, ginger, green chillis, cauliflower, bag of spinach. Also got 2 steak pasties, ham and roast beef, and some pakoras for lunches this week – 7 quid, I think.
  • Got a couple of bookcases built – the first one has gone in a dining room alcove, and has allowed me to unpack the last of the living room boxes and stack everything on the shelves.
  • Transferred the televisual stuff off the hideous silver monstrosity (which has gone to someone via Hull Freegle), and stacked it all neatly on an old black hi-fi stand that was in the garage in Long Ashton. This has cleared a heap of space in the living room.
  • Tidied all the remaining bits of Billy bookcases (we have about eight of them)
  • Put an old white rug, which is in desparate need of cleaning, down on the living room floorboards – not yet enough room for our main lovely rug, but not long now
  • identified all the bits of the red leather Poang chair and the coffee table – they can be assembled in the next day or two
  • cooked four faggots (no, *not* that sort) that accompanied us with carrots, courgettes, mushrooms, onions, cider (no red wine in the house), for the freezer
  • Pete cooked dinner last night for the first time since we moved in – dhal and rice, nice simple food.

Onward and upward – carpet fitted tomorrow, so we’ve had a busy day.

2 thoughts on “day whatever in the house 28 Nov 09”

    1. There’s so much to *do* – and we can’t really afford to take any more time off work. I’m quite enjoying it, apart from the aches and pains 🙂

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