November 2nd, 2006:

Fitness Drive

Adding it to the blog so I can be heckled if I don’t stick to it.

Decided I really need to push myself on the weight-loss/fitness-drive campaign so I have set myself the challenge of running 5K every day for the next couple of weeks to see where I get too. Planned on starting at the beginning of the week but was recovering from a twisted ankle and bruised foot but managed it today and felt good for it. I am trying to do it before work so that I have less excuse to put it off.

Today I did 5K (3.1 miles) in 31 minutes but that was starting slowly due to me wanting to test my foot first. Should be able to bring that time down and I’d like to think I could get a 7MPH average but the end of the fortnight but we will see. Hopefully get the running machine upstairs soon too so it make using it a bit more convenient.

The Never Ending Kitchen

My new kitchen is almost complete but it’s amazing how long it’s taken and my dad has put a serious amount of hours into it (as have plenty of others). Below is the list of tasks that have been done to give you some idea.

  • Design and purchase kitchen (done pre-Alaska)
  • Demolition and disposal of old kitchen
    • about 15 cabinets including the sink demolished
    • wallpaper stripped
    • carpet pulled up
    • temporary removal of fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and all items from cupboards
  • Redo electrical cabling
  • Walls replastered
  • Take delivery of kitchen and check all items
  • Rework gas pipes
  • Rework water pipes including wall outlet
  • assemble and fit base cabinets
  • get worktop cut
  • fit sink
  • sand door frame and wood boxing
  • paint walls – 2 white coats and one coloured
  • replace and paint skirting
  • fit hob and oven
  • assemble and hang wall cabinets
  • fit all cabinet doors
  • restore dishwasher and washing machine
  • fit outside piping
  • drill hole for power to shed for tumble dryer
  • channel shed cabling into concrete
  • wire shed for power and lighting
  • fit soft shut fittings for doors

Still to do!!!

  • refit carpet
  • restore fridge
  • fit edging
  • fit plinths
  • put up glass shelving
  • clear shed for dryer

I think that’s most of it but this list still probably doesn’t do the job justice. And to think I thought a few days off and we’d get it done. Also originally set a budget of about £1000. It became obvious that this wasn’t realistic so revised target to around £1500. It’s probably cost about £2000 in the end!!!!!

Interesting Web Page Effect

Go to a web page with images on it (this one for example) and then paste this:

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into your address bar and press return. Weird huh?!