The weather is just about chucking everything at us at the moment and just as you think you can sniff a bit of Spring in the air, Winter comes back again. But I guess it shouldn’t be unexpected at this time of the year, as I said in a previous post. But I’m pleased to say that today I don’t care for reasons I’ll come back to shortly 😀

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I wanted to polish my floor tiles yesterday using the polishing machine I’d got off Ebay but to do so I’d have to go outside because of the amount of spray it throws out. But the day was horrible and it looked as though the rain would never stop. I tried to start a couple of times in brief breaks in the downpour but as I had to use my spray bottle rather than connect the machine to my water tap, my attempts were not very successful. The machine came with only a very short connection tube which meant that to use it I’d have to be very close to the tap out in the open and I didn’t much fancy that with the possibility that the rain could start pelting down again at any moment. But suddenly the sky cleared and the sun came out! I took the chance to move close to the tap and connect up the machine properly. It then worked like a charm and made the job considerably faster. I would have liked to spend more time making the tiles really glossy but I was very pleased with the finish I achieved and I had the added bonus of being able to get everything cleared away before the rain started again.

So today I don’t have to worry about the weather outside! I’ll be indoors engaged in what I think will be the most satisfying part of the job so far, getting the tiles laid. This morning I laid them out to get an idea of how they’ll look compared to the existing ones and the results are shown below.

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I’m pleased with how they looked. The first two batches are now soaking in my sink so I’m off to change my togs and get started. I just hope the finished result comes out as well 😉

2 thoughts on “Getting on with things

  1. It sure is Bruce but I’m getting close to the end now. I’m keeping the ‘piece de resistance’ up my sleeve though until the job’s completely finished. When I bought the new small hand-made tiles up in the Vendee I saw something in their showroom that I thought was so French and it gave me the flash of inspiration that was the ‘something special’ that I wanted. When it’s finished it’ll be an unmistakably French fireplace – well I hope so anyway 😉

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