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Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Inheritance To Do List

On the sad but not unexpected demise of Himself's Fairy Godmother (she was 94), we have come into a little money. Here is what we would like to do with it....

The Back Garden

  • replace retaining wall
  • add useable terraces
  • repair/replace damaged paving around the pool
  • replace and re-site all pool 'workings'
  • replace/repair guttering
The Inside of The House

  • replace flooring to study, front room, hall, stairs and possibly entrance hall.
  • install gas heating to front room and study
  • install a flue over the cook top
  • replace lighting in kitchen adding bench lighting
  • replace lighting in study and front room.
Here is what we have done so far:

Yes that is another boat in the background.
You can award me my halo or print 'Welcome' across my forehead anytime you like now.
You choose.


Maggie said...

Ha ha -- you are too funny...and clearly have a very loving heart to make room for another boat ;)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

OH NO!!!!!!!!! Noooooooooooo!!!!! Save the entryway tile!!!! Oh no that's too good to go!!!!!!!!

Does the tile by any chance have its own "save the entryway tile" facebook page that we can "like"?!?!?! Or do we have to use old fashion methods like laying down in your entryway and holding onto the tile for dear life while pouting?
And this is why we will never, every be able to move back into town. NO ONE on the planet is going to want to buy our quirky house after I have lived in it a certain number of years...

Arizaphale said...

Maggie: OK...so halo from you....(btw...you would not think I had a loving heart if you could HEAR me!!!!)
Jill: Don't give me that! I've seen your toilet renovations and they are very tasteful. The tiles however, are all yours. I will have the builder remove them intact and ship them post haste to Texas!!! hahahahahah

carrie said...

What a fabulous list! I hope now that Himself has found a new boat, he will happily help you fix all on your "honey-do" list! How fun it will all be, though...and so much less stressful when you don't have to find the money to do all you want to!

Arizaphale said...

Ah yes Carrie....but will the money actually cover everything we want to do??? I mean, the boat cost as much as a retaining wall!!!!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jill,the tiles are OK but what about your air conditioning especially with your summer just around the corner and a new dish washer......just thinking of you!!!!!