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Will it EVER be finished.....?

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KatieMac Sun 03-Apr-05 21:26:14

My new room is not going well.

The tiler's cutter broke yesterday, so instead of grouting tomorrow - he is going to finish the tiling and grout on Tuesday.

I still have the skirting to paint and fit - I can paint DH will cut & fit
The back door step - to be done next Saturday & Sunday by my dad & DH
Put all the kitchen cupboards up (well I'll make them & DH will put them up)
All the furniture has to be assembled and filled with toys (carefully so the children don't notice)
I have 4 stairgates to fit & some fairly major gardening to do...

And all before OFSTED turn up (if I can persuade them to actually come)

I am supposed to open next Tuesday with a Launch Party next Friday (15th)

How will it all be done I'm minding
8-6 Mon
9-2 Tues
8-6 Wed
10-2 Thurs
8-6 Fri

I'll never do it

Spacecadet Sun 03-Apr-05 21:44:24

will you be running a nursery from home or childminding?

KatieMac Sun 03-Apr-05 21:47:33

Hopefully childminding.....but sometimes I wonder?

KatieMac Sun 03-Apr-05 21:51:16

But I have asked OFSTED to up our numbers to 9 under 5 - I think I'm insane sometimes......

Spacecadet Sun 03-Apr-05 21:56:50

crikey!!!! you must have the patience of a saint

KatieMac Sun 03-Apr-05 21:59:12

no - just a saint of a DH, I do all the paperwork and he plays with the children....they tolerate me and adore him ..... I'm very much 2nd best

KatieMac Tue 05-Apr-05 21:08:08

Everything goes wrong, now Ikea haven't put the instructions for my table in and they are incapable of emailing me the instructions......call centres

KatieMac Thu 07-Apr-05 11:24:49

I've got the local paper coming to my launch party!!!!!

lou33 Thu 07-Apr-05 11:27:30

what did you do about the ramping in the end?

MandM Thu 07-Apr-05 11:35:22

Katiemac

Just do your best and stick balloons and banners over the bits that aren't finished on time for the party - no-one will ever know!
Good luck with everything!

jampots Thu 07-Apr-05 11:38:24

Have you invited someone from your local LEA pre school division to your party?

KatieMac Thu 07-Apr-05 16:02:09

Lou33 - I got a lovely (&expensive) wooden decking type ramp...it's almost a verandha

I think it might be OK...I'm nearly finished....just the back step and a few cupboards to put up (& they aren't arriving til Sunday)

Jampots - I've invited the early years team from our council - is that the same?

lou33 Thu 07-Apr-05 16:24:47

wonderful, sounds lovely. Btw you sound like just the sort of person i would send ds2 to

KatieMac Thu 07-Apr-05 19:57:29

Aw...Thanks

KatieMac Thu 14-Apr-05 19:41:43

Party - tomorrow.....and I'm not finished - I knew I wouldn't be

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