Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:14
It's been very fine today, went into town to buy a paint roller on a long pole for painting the hallway. ..its been a very slow work in progress because our ideas keep getting spoilt by details for example, we currently have a dado rail which is painted on the lower half and papered on the top. It's been a good number of years like that so we got as far as painting the bottom and last week chose a lovely new paper, sorted we thought.
Then we set to work stripping the old when we realised our task. ..We have a split level staircase, the type with the little landing in the middle. Standing on the landing is a height of one and a half rooms so muggings here had to get up the ladder which was very high and that was before stripping wallpaper.
How did OH do it before? Well he probably balance between ladder and stood on the stairs railings when needed! !!! I was shocked but he was also younger and more athletic then
Suffice to say, hiring scaffolding for indoors is not going to happen at those prices so...its paint the top with a long pole and paper the lower half
Guess who gets that job tomorrow? OH is busy with 7 contracts no wonder he's asleep early every night