Thursday, February 4, 2016

DIY - M.E style!

I'm so proud of myself - I managed some DIY!
Anyone who knows me in real life will already be bored to tears by this year's continuing
Saga Of The Plumbing,
Chapter 1 - The Leaky Bath
Chapter 2 - The Leaky Tap
Chapter 3 - The Leaky Joint
Chapter 4 - The Leaky Loo
Chapter 5 - The Broken Tile
With hit spinoff  - The Washing Machine That Tripped The Fusebox

The Starring Role was taken by DH, who has done all the plumbing work himself, with Special Guest Appearance of DD's wonderful DP, who skillfully applied the new bath sealant.

My cameo role in all of this was mainly searching for taps, sealant, etc online. However, this week my role was widened to include fitting 2 replacement ceramic wall tiles. In my past life I have tiled a splashback, a shower area, and all of my kitchen. This time it took me 10 minutes to figure out how to use the simpler of my 2 tile cutters, but I managed it - I fitted the two small tiles in place!

My next task was to do a tiny bit of painting. This is the person who used to be able to apply two full coats to any room in the house in a day. It took me two separate sessions yesterday to do the skirting board and door frame in a tiny bathroom - but I did it!

Today has mainly been spent in bed, curled up in pain, with a splitting headache and my limbs on fire. However, it was worth it, as the headache has now gone - but the work is still there, done, for me to glimpse a little of the me before ME.

Rest before - do a bit - rest afterwards.

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