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Ready for roof

It’s difficult to photograph the upstairs bedroom, but it looks like the blockwork is done. I imagine the roof joists will go up next, as they have been stacked next to the bottom of the ladder.

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Ceiling Layout

After seeing the joist layout it occurred to me that my original light layout, with some of the lights in line with the centre of the room, would not work.

The red sections are steel, the yellow is the projection screen mounting area. The white lengths represent the wooden joists, and note that the short lengths on the right are not in line with the room.

Calculations told me I’d need about 5500 lumens, which actually equated to about 23 of the Philips hue bulbs I wanted, which is up from the original 11. This layout gives us 16, it doesn’t need to be a bright room and worst case scenario we add lamps. That’s what I’m telling myself to avoid stressing out over it.

Also pictured are the four ceiling speakers and their coverage in their position, which seems to be ok!


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Pretty Flowers

The yellow evening primrose was out this morning, but I missed it since I didn’t go out with a camera until just now. Poppy is looking good, I like the raspberry looking thing and found a good angle on the rose.

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Bedroom Block-work

For the record, let it be known, it is HOT. Builders are finishing at 2pm, because it’s just too hot to keep going. Trying to keep them cooled with tip-tops and choc ices, but it’s only a small relief.

The top room being built up is a fourth bedroom. It doesn’t come to the edge of the ground floor extension because it would block the neighbour’s view from their bedroom window, the 45 degree rule! Fortunately they already have an extension downstairs, so it didn’t affect us there.

Meanwhile I’ve bought a pair of bookshelf speakers to replace my falling apart Harman Kardon soundsticks. Since I’ve got the Anthem receiver out, I’ve connected it all up so I can use them with PC, PS4 and Oppo UHD player for films!

In other news we’ve ordered a new dark grey sofa, which we’ve delayed delivery until late September. Going to immediately look to sell our current sofa, and then once that goes we can order some armchairs!

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Garden Flowers

It’s a super hot day and Louise wanted to walk down to the garden centre. My first thought being that of practicality, is that it is far too hot to be walking that back that far with plants!

However I wanted to go for a walk, and when we got there Louise informed me she had to spend £70 to make use of her voucher..

Fortunately I got a bottle of wine out of the deal and the garden centre had free boxes which came in handy!


Here are a few of the plants we got plus others in the garden