I fully intended to finish off the plastering this weekend, and even though the first half of the morning was taken up with our weekly shopping trip, I still entered the lounge after lunch with plastering on my mind, but somehow I ended up building the beginnings of a small gas meter/ electrics cupboard instead.
For a long time now the mass of wires and cables behind our TV had regularly irritated me, as I have to admit I do have a slightly anal obsession with tidiness, so I’d already decided to dismantle the existing plywood box that contained the gas meter* and build a cupboard that would also contain the power outlets for the TV, Router, Tivo box etc..
*For some reason, probably because it was the cheapest option, the previous builders had positioned the gas meter in the lounge behind the TV, nice bit of planning there!
Before I could do any plastering I had to cut out for the new sockets and cabling and it was whilst I was doing this that I figured it would just be easier just to build the cupboard than attempt to plaster that area of the room. Fortunately I had a load of bits and pieces of timber from previous projects so managed to find enough materials to keep me busy for the rest of the day and make a good start getting the cupboard built.
I think I spent about six or seven hours working today, but I reckon if you add up all the time I spent digging through the contents of our trailer looking for timber, travelling back and forth to the garden shed every time I needed yet another tool or packet of screws and even more time spent looking for tools which two minutes earlier I had actually been using!, then probably about half that time was actual work!
Won’t be making much progress tomorrow either as its the annual ‘Secret Gardens of Oxton’ event. But more of that in my next post..
Time for a hot shower and a cold glass of wine.. not both at the same time obviously 😉