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Flat update - John C. Kirk

Aug. 8th, 2004

08:09 pm - Flat update

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Made another visit to the flat today (probably my last one before I move in on Tuesday), and there's been some progress.

The floor tiles in the kitchen and WC have been grouted, and the floorboards in the bedroom/lounge/landing have been sanded and varnished. I've updated my main building history page, and added a new page for the current status (a lot shorter). The flat certainly looks a lot more welcoming with the nicer floors. Although it's slightly unfortunate that the Cat6 cables (which should terminate to the right of the fireplace in the lounge) are still underneath the boards, so those boards will have to be pulled up again. Still no sign of the plasterer, which may delay the electrician from doing his second fix. The latest schedule is to have everything finished this coming Friday. So, poll-time...

Poll #332882 Building work

Will all the building work be finished on Friday?

Absolutely - these people are professionals, and their word is their bond
0(0.0%)
I'm sure it will, barring major catastrophe (e.g. volcano, meteor strike)
0(0.0%)
Flip a coin - heads it will, tails it won't
0(0.0%)
You never know, it might happen...
4(50.0%)
Sh'yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt
4(50.0%)


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From:dwagon
Date:August 8th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Builders. Lie. Lots.

an unfortunate but true fact of life.
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From:shuripentu
Date:August 9th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Especially this particular builder of yours who keeps asking for money and makes no progress. *dropkicks him repeatedly*
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From:johnckirk
Date:August 12th, 2004 12:20 am (UTC)
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Fortunately, that guy is now off the job. Unfortunately, there are still problems with subcontractors. The plasterer didn't turn up yesterday - having been held overnight in the cells when he was supposed to be here last Saturday, he got called back for a line-up. They apparently have video evidence of him biting a bouncer's ear off! He's supposed to be back today (7am), but no sign of him yet. Think I'll keep my sword within arm's reach to be on the safe side :)

Meanwhile, I am engaged in an experiment to find out "how many things can you plug into one socket before it explodes?" Stay tuned for results...
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