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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

“It Does Not Do To Leave A Live Dragon Out Of Your Calculations, If You Live Near Him.”

Taking A Breather From The Hard Graft: Easter Celebrations On The Decking

Not only do we now have a garden with decking, but this past weekend we had lunch out there with Rachel's parents.

This was to both celebrate Easter and thank them for their continuing work with our project to convert an already wonderful house into our dream home.

Let's be honest here for a moment, my job in all this is primarily to ensure that Alice doesn't get under the feet of the people really doing the work, such as shifting heavy boxes, shelving etc.

Part of this, I suspect, is also "busy work", to make me feel as though I'm contributing something, no matter how small, to the Herculean labours being  performed by everyone else.

As I said in my latest podcast, we're getting on with things.

For instance, the bulk of the boxes have been moved - temporarily - out of the gamesroom, to allow Rachel's dad in to start constructing new shelving units and, eventually, George - our electrician - to install new downlights along the centre of the ceiling and relocate the room's single light switch.

This will allow us to block off one of the doors of the gamesroom with shelving, to maximise the amount of space we have here.

The door in the top right of this picture will, soon, be blocked off with shelving.
The light switch you can see there is the one being moved,
which involves pulling up carpet and floorboards in the bedroom above.

Upstairs, work is progressing on the room Rachel has named "the office". Eventually, it will be a shared office space for us both, with a desk where I can create this blog and my podcast, I'd Rather Be Killing Monsters.

The plan is to put a guest-worthy sofa bed in the room's bay window, currently occupied by a spare bed, as well some shelving and cupboard for books etc

I'm currently thinking this is where my comics will reside, and possibly my Hachette partwork collection of hardback Ultimate Marvel Graphic Novels.

The balance of my graphic novels, along with general books, gaming material, miniatures, statues etc will take up residence in the gamesroom.

Although there's an argument for having the gaming material up here in the office, near the desk. You know, for research.

Well, that's the plan at the moment anyway...

Entrance to the office.
My cabinet of "treasures" is filled, but the remaining shelves remain fallow.

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