|The top of the staircase just peeking through the small hole.|
It will get bigger eventually
Anyhooooo, We progressed quite rapidly from cellar full of
"Because of all the woodworm in the wood we are chucking out," I said, "could you check all the joists in the floor above you?"
|The staircase fixed top and bottom|
He called me down to see what he had found. Three of the joists were affected so this meant stripping the ceiling off the rest of the cellar and checking right across then replacing those affected joists and treating everything with anti-woodworm
The new ceiling will be plywood with insulation between the joists so the ply has to be treated too. All good stuff for stress right? We still need to get vinyl flooring into the bathroom so we went to a place recommended to us by a satisfied customer and arranged for the man to come and measure.
Then we popped up the hill to see Lady B. She seems to think that she should have stopped crying by now, after all it has been three weeks (her words not mine). I have told her that we would all worry if she wasn't still dissolving and that it is to be expected for the next several years. She doesn't agree. I wish there was some way to convince her that it is not weakness it is human. I mean you don't live with your soul-mate for fifty years and not dissolve into tears unexpectedly when someone says a particular word or a memory fills your mind - do you?
She will be very cross with me for writing this but it is simply my way of coping with the ache I feel for her.
My thanks to Sian at FromHighInTheSky for inventing this meme and keeping me writing
PS two more rat bodies were found between the joists so it was A Good Thing we had to strip the ceiling