Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:02
My soaker hoses need to go on too. Polka raspberries need fattening up now, the bees have been busy.
New bed arrived yesterday. We had a phone call at 7.30 to say we would be first drop. Cue mad scramble to strip old bed, and get it outside for today's bulk waste pick up. Then I vacuumed and wiped down skirting boards. Furniture van pulled up. They bought the base in first. They are just connecting the two halves when I notice there are only two drawers and there should be four. No-one at the warehouse would answer the phone, so a decision was made that they would leave the wrong base, and get the right one sent later. When they started to connect the headboard, they realised that the base was only 4ft 6 and the mattress is 5ft. Still no answer from the warehouse so they took away the wrong base and left me with a mattress on the floor and a headboard propped against the wall. An hour later, a phone call to say that the correct base is still at the warehouse. An hour later, dumb and dumber the warehouse men turn up in a hire van. They bring in the base. Start connecting it. It has four drawers this time. Shouldn't the square ends join in the middle and the rounded corners on the outside? Unjoin the two halves and reverse the bits. finally approaching 1pm I have a completed bed. Just got to tidy up now. I did get some huge strong plastic bags that should be good for sheeting over the next fym delivery from the farm up the road. The castors on the old bed look good for making some pot moving boards.
The grass verge outside looks like fly tippers have been at work. I added two old armchairs and a carpet to the pile.
It looks like it will be hot today. I have piles of clothes to sort for new drawers.