Monday, January 15, 2007

What a load of fuss over a bit of white plastic!

Well the conservatory fitters arrived this morning with the panels of glass. And hurray! they fitted - as you can see from the photo the vertical white line of plastic joiner lines up on all three (and in fact all the rest ) of the pieces of roof!

I can hardly believe it - after all these false starts they've finally got it right.

Mind you the story doesn't end there as they didn't bring the skirting board - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never mind at least Nigel can finally complete the electrics (that's what the pretty copper protuberances from the wall are waiting for) and our plumber can put in the radiators.

Then it's just this blessed skirting and some flooring and we can put furniture in and use the place - probably two months after it should have been completed. Now that all the glass is in place we should pay the third large installment of over £5000 ($9500) but having had all this hassle I'm just going to wait until it's asked for - let's see if their credit control/accounts department is as efficient as their order processing :o) It will be interesting to see!

This afternoon I've had two little people at home with me as neither Louise or Nick were well enough to go to school. Nick was proper poorly, Lou I suspect was coming out in sympathy for her brother but still not brilliant so I've been at home stitching the other 'heartstrings' blocks to go to Nancy. After making five in total I'm still not sure I like making these at all - I love the effect of them done but is it sufficient to make me sit there and stitch a load. I did have the germ of an idea for a Valentines Day wallhanging using them but I'm not sure if I can be bothered. I think I would have to get myself prepared with all the fabric conveniently cut in advance - we'll see.

Then the next job is those borders onto my scrappy hearts and stars quilt.


quiltpixie said...

Congrats on the roof!! I wouldn't get around to paying them until the skirting is done and everything -- given how long its taken them to get it right you might (unfortunately) need some leverage....

Diana said...

Never fear, the accounting department of those contractors is probably the most efficient part of the operation! It looks like it will be quite beautiful when it is finally finished. I loved the pictures of the medallion quilts from your group. But, what exactly is an ostrich?

Screen Door said...

You are really going to enjoy your addition... Congrats.

Judy said...

Fantastic finish on the 4 still run circles round me on sewing quickly! Congrats for finally having the men show up with the correct size pieces and getting that part finally done!!

joyce said...

I wouldn't be in a hurry to pay them either. I'm sure they will get the bill out on time though.
I love the string pieces. Your colors are so nice and bright.

meggie said...

I have just been catching up on your last few posts. Dont know why they didnt come in sooner.
You are so very busy, where do you get all your energy??
I loved the ladies blocks too, specially the top one of the posting with most of them.
Looking forward to seeing the wonderful scrap quilt all finished.

Ruth's Place said...

Sorry you have all been sick, hopefully everyone will be back to full strength soon. The scrappy borders look lovely.

YankeeQuilter said...

Just thin you will have your conservatory all ready for Spring! Sorry to hear the kids aren't feeling well.