Now where was I?

Oh that’s right, a couple of weeks ago we were in a mess and no surprise, we’re still there.

Our deadline looms and we’re still without a finished bathroom or kitchen. We’re still confident the bathroom will be finished (or are we?) but the kitchen, forget it!

I have ordered and cancelled one IKEA kitchen and taken delivery of half another one having apparently ordered a student starter kitchen the first time around.

I then spent a couple of days assembling all the units (except one which arrived damaged). I also assembled the bathroom vanity and have discovered the joy of an electric screwdriver. I quite like the assembly of flat pack furniture and think I may need my own screwdriver soon!

So we now have most of the kitchen units in the living room as well as the bath and sink vanity in the bedroom.

The kitchen doors and drawer fronts arrive after we leave and the worktop apparently won’t be installed until October or possibly November. Crazy bananas!

As for everything else, I’m now on annual leave which translates into annual clean as so far I’ve cleaned two fridges, one and a half ovens, sorted out our downstairs studio, cleaned out the goat room, emptied the scary nook in the garage and cleaned the cabana and outdoor kitchen. Now I wait for the rest of the building work to finish so I can try to get rid of the dust before we leave.

Did I mention we’re leaving on September 2nd? I suspect I did as we’re now counting down the hours rather than days.

On the plus side, the pool has been fantastic all summer and pool fear has abated. Thank goodness there’s a place to plunge into to rinse off the dust and enjoy a little calm in the midst of the chaos!

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