My DH has gone away on holiday and I'm banging a hole in the ceiling to see what's on the other side.
It's quite tiring though.
(In case anyone's wondering why, I want to raise the ceiling by 6 inches or so so my husband can stand up in the room without his head touching the ceiling, and I want to see if there are any exciting beams up there. My excuse is that the conservation officer came round today and told me to have a look on the ohter side of the ceiling)
Rollergirl1 - I like your thought process. That would give him a lovely surprise
It was DH who chose the house, so if he can't stand up in it, that's his problem. And he can stand up in most of it. Who needs to stand up, anyway?
And from the practical angle, there isn't a room above, and there's no access to that bit of loft (well, there is now, of course), so I was thoroughly reasonable to make a hole in the ceiling, and even more reasonable to do it while drinking a glass of wine.
He's not gone on holiday on his own - he's gone with his mum . I was invited to participate in the cycle-fest that is following the Tour de France, but felt I would rather do radical DIY unhindered.
No mice, Christmas decorations, or scruffy joists.
Nice set of 17th century beams and lime plastered walls.
Plus a wasp's nest - disused I hope. I thought for a horrible minute there was also a bat roosting which would totally scupper renovations, but zooming in on the camera shows it was just a bit of bunched up roofing felt.
I've put a little pic up in my profile if anyone's interested.
My husband phoned back from a particularly enjoyable day in the south of France and I broke the news to him - "cool," he said.