First I have had to remove all the studio lights from the walls and ceilings, also move all the power points, add new light switches, build a partition for a storage area and basically rebuild the space. So the first thing to do was to build the partition for storage, so I put the studding up, however I notice that the walls have move over the last 8 years, I should explain the studio was a log cabin, a large log cabin made of 4” thick hardwood, but the walls have moved a little so I had to make some minor adjustments but that went ok, took me an hour, adding the ply wood to the new studding and the ceiling was not too bad, with the help of my son it took about 2 hours, so having done a good days work we stopped, had lunch and started to tidy up, that’s when I noticed the first problem, ANTS.
Now I thinks ants are great, amazing nest building skills, community specialists etc. however when ants build nests under your floor your screwed, so I discover the floor is uneven, having not been in the workshop very much over the winter I have only just seen it, so |I tread firmly on the lump in the floor and the it sinks about 2 inches, not good, so I poke it with a screwdriver and find not only is it rotten but the lump was caused by an ants nest, so I then begin to inspect the rest of the floor and it’s all rotten in reality, so I now need to get rid of the nests and replace the floor, more work, more money, you can’t stand a 60 kilo machine on a rotten wood floor on top of an ants home.
At this moment in time I have removed the floor and the ants and their nest, I hate chemicals but they had to go.
Onto life changing stuff.
Not many things affect me on a personal level, I mean emotionally or otherwise, however, just recently I have come to realise someone I work with is in my head more and more recently, I also find myself attracted to her, yes it’s a women, the more I see her the more I feel for her, what do I do, I can’t approach her about it, that would be unprofessional, she is also in a stable relationship, I would never do anything to upset that, so do I start drinking bromide tea or do I leave this job and move on, that’s a possibility as this job is starting to become a job instead of a hobby, so for the moment I just have to ride it out and see what happens, all I know is this, if by some miracle something did happen between us it would change my life completely.
Anyway back to the real world and fitting the new floor, it arrives tomorrow, watch this space.