Good Afternoon Everybody
Yesterday myself and my darling wife Julie deicided it was time to fit a new wooden fireplace surround, its not a very big job as it it atached to the wall using only 2 screws. the job started very well and looked like it would take about 20mins to compleate ( HOW WRONG WE WERE ) we removed the skirting board and then placed the surround against the wall, found the center then put the level on the top, this is when all of the fun started LOL we noticed it wasnt level and worked out that we needed to trim one of the uprights of the surround, we measured and worked out how much needed to be removed and which upright that needed to be trimmed, all was going ok untill the fibo fog kicked in and i was getting all confused of what we should be doing so i began to remaesure and try to work out which upright needed trimming, my darling wife kept telling me it was already worked out and we can get on with the job in hand, The next part of this blog is now going to be written by Julie
Hi there, I have been listening to Neil reading out posts from this site for a while now, and thought yes I know what you are all going through. I have decided its time something was said from the other side. Yesterday I could very easily have committed husbandiside and been locked up.
Fibrofog was blamed but I think it was me telling Neil he was doing it wrong was the real cause of his frustration ( I am right I,m the wife ) anyway I threw a strop and stormed off to the kitchen (my sanctuary hahaha)
Neil then realised his error and we made the cut necessary it fitted perfectly.
Happy me now has a fire surround (even though I could have done it myself) I couldnt stand in the way of my darling husband showing his man side and taking over : ))
Just kidding but I think the ladies here know where I,m coming from.
So there we have it folks the fun of fitting a firesurround, a small job that beleive it or not took 4hrs to do hahahaha, it is now fitted and looks great i think thats all the DIY i will be doing for a while, God help Julie when it comes to decorating our Daughters bedroom.....
I will keep you all informed of the progress if Julie hasnt killed me by then LOL
Thanks for reading, we are looking forward to all of your comments
CHORLEY ( Neil & Julie )