I’ve not been on for bit. I’ve been overwhelmed by the disruptions at home with all of the building work involved with my bathroom. We decided that it would be easier to get the work done ourselves because the disabled facility grant wanted a big contribution which we couldn’t afford. Lee and Tony, a good friend started the work 3 weeks ago and what we thought was a simple bathroom fitting has been unbelievable!.. When they moved the bath to fit the low level shower they discovered the floor was rotten apparently we’d had a leak so unfortunately the floorboards but also the supporting walls which had also been affected had to be removed. You can imagine the dust, and also because of Easter hols the children were off. Thankfully Molly had some respite, but now Tony is away and Lee is back to work so its a case of finishing it when they can. I’m not moaning honestly… but thank goodness for my Carers they have been amazing in their support and have done such a good job of looking after me and clearing up the mess.
Im waiting for my extension to start at the beginning of May also dreading it.Glad your work has started and i hope it doesn’t drag on for you.Im sure it will be worth it in the end.jo x
Michelle, just a thought about your leak causing damage did you try to claim on building insurance? If not it’s worth a try.
Hope your work gets finished soon.
I have every sympathy. There is nothing worse than disruption at home. Think of the outcomes; positive, I hope. We had our bathroom completely changed last year. The people who did it were really helpful so I didn’t have the heart to ask them to turn that bl00dy Radio 1 off! But the result means that I can shower with little or no help.
As far as I know the result of the leak should be covered by household insurance.
Going onto things a little more pleasant; we went to Chester Zoo a couple of weeks ago and the weather was wonderful. My new wheelchair played a blinder and I’m looking forward to my next bus trip. I also managed to book assisted travel on Virgin West Coast for the three of us to go back for my brother’s wedding. All for less than £50.00.
Hope the bathroom saga ends soon.
Best wishes, Steve x.
Thanks for your lovely message. I’ve really struggled recently having an Autistic teenager and all the building work and mess has left me feeling exhausted…but i will be worth it when its finished.
I’m glad that you enjoyed Chester Zoo, i love seeing all of the animals its a few weeks since I’ve been, Molly struggles with crowds and I’ve not had the energy to cope with her mood swings…but when they go back to school I’ll go again its great because my Carer can go for free.
Your wheelchair sounds fantastic… Wow you are having so many adventures! I went out into Frodsham a couple of nights ago with Molly we took Frazer to Morrisons and then for a walk but the heavens opened and even though i had my big transparent umbrella i got soaked to the skin and so did Molly and Frazer in fact his fur has gone all curly he looks so funny.
I love your picture of the cute little girl…Is that your daughter?..shes gorgeous.
Michelle & Frazer xx
Thanks Jan, i’ll bear that in mind but i think its probably a slow leak and inferior workmanship from a few years ago thats caused our problems.
Hello Jo, i hope that your extension goes okay…not long to wait till May. its exhausting having the disruption and work done but it will be worth it in the end.
we turned our spare bedroom downstairs into a wet room a couple of years ago.
The existing bathroom was small and it was a struggle to get my wheelchair in.
We ummed and ahhed, `cos it meant losing a bedroom and possibly devaluing the house. But we went ahead. An OT came and gave me top priority for a wet room.
After a year waiting for the DFG team to give us the go, I rang up to se where I was on their list…
number 100 and 60 chuffing 1!!! Never heard the like for a top priority!
We got a bank loan, stretching us a lot, but felt it necessary.
We got a proper plumber, but my hubby did a lot of rep and finishing off. Floor boards were rotten with leaks too!
We suffered 2 weeks of upheaval, but the result is wonderful!
Well worth the hassle. I
m sure yours will be too!
You have my sympathy, disruption at home is always a bummer, but in the end, you will find it so beneficial…hang in there Hun.
Lovely day here today, sat watching the little birds.
Lee and Tony, a good friend started the work 3 weeks ago and what we thought was a simple bathroom fitting has been unbelievable!.. When they moved the bath to fit the low level shower they discovered the floor was rotten apparently we’d had a leak so unfortunately the floorboards but also the supporting walls which had also been affected had to be removed … [/quote]
Sounds like when we had a shower put in.
The old Victorian cast iron bath had to be grooved with an angle-grinder before it could be broken up.
The old lead piping had to be plugged and sealed.
The floor joists ran the wrong way making the outlet a major undertaking (had to cut a new hole in the outside wall).
All you can say is that it was worth it in the end.
Oh the fun you must be having
Hope it soon gets finished. XXX Don