Thursday, October 11, 2007

more spor-attic blogging

{ahem}

Is anybody still there? I feel I should apologise for my absence from Blogland the last few weeks. It's not that nothing has been happening in my life, or that I've had nothing to say... I just haven't really had the urge to say it.

My biggest grip is that our browsing habits are officially being monitored at work and although I know it may be too late I really don't need everyone (or anyone!) in my office poking around on my blog. So I am abstaining during working hours.
Giving up coffee was easier!

So let's see, is there anything important I've neglected to tell you?
I got a new laptop - shiny new Fujitsu Siemens Amilo with all sorts of bells & whistles. It's lovely although I have some residual nagging guilt that it's a mild case of overkill for me. How many processors does one need, really, for blogging and email? Although the display & graphics are great so perhaps some more frequent photo editing will be accomplished.
(Let's pretend for now that I haven't only switched the thing on twice in the last two weeks, shall we?)

We also got a new TV. And no, we didn't win the lottery - the old one died a sudden death last week, a day before the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup so there was just no question of waiting. The credit card is looking a little withered but there is a sleek new flat-screen LCD screen decorating the corner of the lounge now. I think Hubby thinks all his Christmases have come at once.

Speaking of financial drains, I promised a while back that I would show you what our attic conversion was all about, so here you go, the photos as promised:

BEFORE - THE FIRST FLOOR LANDING WITH
PULL-DOWN STAIRS LEADING TO ATTIC

sorry it's a bit blurry ;-)


AFTER- THE FIRST FLOOR LANDING WITH
NEW STAIRCASE LEADING UP

BEFORE - LOOKING EAST

AFTER - LOOKING EAST


BEFORE - LOOKING WEST

AFTER - LOOKING WEST
Pretty nifty, don't you think? Well worth having the house overrun with overall-clad leprachauns and coated in dust for a week or so.

7 comments:

laurie said...

wow! that is money well spent.

i can't blog at work, either, though every now and then i do, a little.

DelBoy said...

Looks good Cuz. And let's hope that you guys get value for money out of your TV by watching at least 2 more World Cup games (and a trophy ceremony) on it!

Jeff said...

I'm still here, Terri. :)
Those are nice photos of your attic conversion. And congratulations on your new laptop and t.v.

I know next to nothing about rugby, but I'll cheer for your team if you'll cheer for the Indianapolis Colts. Deal?

jason evans said...

Still here. Glad you've been well.

Excellent work on the renovation!

chittty said...

Nice job. The attic looks really good.
A new flat-screen LCD tv, you say? The Bokke are so bringing home that trophy!

angel said...

wow! it looks amazing!!!
i know about being careful at work... especially since i'm on my client's server most of the time...

Terri said...

Laurie - It's difficult to stay away at work, especially when I'm bored (although in truth that doesn't happen often)

Del - I'd spend it all again for that trophy!

Jeff - Deal!

Jason - Thanks although I, personally, didn't have too much to do with it, LOL!

Chitty - That they are!

Angel - Ah, yes, I could see how that could be a problem...