Day 347, Monday 11th April
It's a little warmer, but still cold enough to re-light the fire first thing in the morning. It's a while
since we've done that. As we are out of purchased wood, to save money we're burning old floorboards and assorted wood from
the barn. It burns down a lot quicker than logs so we get through it much more quickly.
Today its painting time. The Boss and I do the woodwork in bathroom two. The paint, is odour free but
dries darker than the colour sample and darker than we wanted, but its too late to go back. As its all round toilets and
sinks, and in the grooves of the fake tongue and groove, it takes quite a while.
In the afternoon, its back to the kitchen. I had a problem with the thermostat cable for the under-floor
heating. We had left too much of the cable to lay neatly in the channel in the floor. You may be able to see the dilemma.
Not enough room to use a grinder to extend the channel, very difficult using a chisel in such a confined
space. Eventually, the Boss provides the solution, and so simple, I'm sorry I did not think of it myself.
Drill a line of holes where the extended channel should go and then just use a chisel to connect them. I
guess I'll have to make the tea when tea break time arrives.
A bit more plastering, the few final tiles and the day is gone. Except for one thing. To the barn, to cut
up a few more boards to keep us warm.