Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A day in the life...

We had one plastered ceiling left, in a bedroom, that I had earlier decided would be too much hassle to rip down. Yesterday, however, I changed my mind, and set a challenge to get the plaster down and to get the beams underneath cleaned, and ready for new plaster between them. Having been out the night before with the volunteer fire fighters, it wasn't the easiest task to start with, but ten hours later, it was done. Making a few short films during the day, the result is a summary of the whole task.

Ripping down such a ceiling, with all the dirt hiding above it, is quite easy, but very dirty. But the cleaning of the beams is physically quite demanding and hard on the arms and back, holding sanding machines overhead for considerable lengths of time. Not to mention what feels like half a sandpit in your eyes, despite protection!

We hope to have the plastering done next week, but in the meantime, there's still loads to do between laying floors, and most importantly, getting the bathroom finished!

My apologies for rambling in the first section, but my brain wasn't fully activated... :)

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