Today is Good Friday – a day that we had planned on being in a vacation home for the weekend with two other families. Sadly, that was a plan that died given the current situation.
So, today has been about tidying the house and working on the garage / office conversion. Simon realised that the progress was actually better than planned so an order was placed a few days ago at B&Q on a click and collect gig – the email came in at 4pm stating that the order was ready for collection. So, given that the sun was shining and there were 10 sheets of plasterboard in the order, he decided to hook up the trailer and go get it straightaway, as there was no guarantee of sunshine tomorrow and plasterboard doesn’t like rain that much.
The collection mechanism at B&Q was really rather smart – a whole heap of pre configured collection bays has been setup, so the buyer drives in, a person wanders over with a clipboard, requesting the order number and name etc. They then essentially deliver the contents of that delivery into a trolley that is left behind your vehicle – then simply load up and go.
All good, except the team at B&Q didn’t actually bring out all of the order – Simon only realised once he had emptied the content of the trolley into the trailer that there was 10 sheets of plasterboard missing… not a major drama except it was now 5 minutes past closing time and the doors were closed and nobody around to help…. Fortunately, 10 minutes later a staff member showed up (who had been to a food shop for something after their shift had finished) and she was kind enough to quickly check what happened with the rest of the order. 5 more minutes and we were all set with the remainder of the order.
Tomorrow is going to be a fun day of trying to get all the battens on the walls and then hopefully some of the plasterboard will make their way onto the walls in the office.
We just need to figure out if we will have two offices, an office and a gym or an office and a man cave down there 🙂