Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Loft

I still have a few boxes to put back in the loft but I thought it was about time I told you of a success story so here it is. With illustrations.

After a few months of lugging boxes down from the loft, sorting them, cataloguing their contents and heaving them back up again we have a tidy loft with accessible contents whose whereabouts are known. How wonderful is that? The result may not look much tidier than the original photos but I assure you it is.

And there are nine boxes less than there were. I still worry a bit about the weight that’s being put on the loft flooring but at the moment I’m more worried about the 80 mph gales that have just ripped out a piece of fencing and sent it across the car park of the Doctors’ surgery next door. Plant pots are skidding around the patio, spilling their contents and colliding with patio furniture and a host of other objects only half of which I recognise – suggesting the other half have made it over the fence from a neighbour’s. If anyone thinks I’m mad enough to go and investigate in this wind/rain/hail they’ve got another think coming, especially since the local traffic reports are full of blocked roads as trees come down all over the place.

But back to the loft…

This, believe it or not, is the most important part of the loft – a six foot by four foot space next to the access hatch. At long last I can climb in and out without having to negotiate loads of rubbish stored items.

I haven’t been well enough to check that the roof is still on but, assuming it is, the loft is FINISHED for a few months at least. What I need now is the discipline to make sure that when I change the location of anything in there I make a note of it on the catalogue of contents.


  1. Well played that man!

    Glad you're back on form,


  2. Well done on your loft!
    Does this post mean that you are feeling better?
    It's funny that you speak of your loft and high winds in the same post. Our home was hit by a tornado in 1973 and the whole roof was taken away and deposited upon the lawn of the church which was four houses down. That means all of our childhood things (and even our Christmas tree and ornaments!) were destroyed. The only thing we found was a Bible, and it was perfect. (More reason to give children a Bible with a leather cover that zips up around the side!)
    Now, there are warnings about tornadoes or even strong winds, but in those days, it came as a complete surprise.

  3. Scriptor, you've done a great job there, and to my expert eye (expert when it comes to tidiness), the difference between the original photos and what you have achieved is indeed laudable!
    I hope the storm won't do any damage to your home or anyone dear to you. A friend of mine up in the North of Germany just emailed me, saying they are supposed to get a proper hurricane tonight. Theirs is a thatched roof - I don't know whether that's better in a storm, or worse...

  4. Excellent! Looks fantastic and I know from experience that 9 boxes is a big achievement. Well done.

    I shall keep my fingers crossed that the elements don't do any more damage.

  5. Good work CJ. I bet that was a lot more fun (and a lot harder) than helping in my loft.

  6. The loft looks fabulous!

    When are you coming to do mine? :0)

    Hugs, Carol

  7. Well done for finishing your project, Scriptor, in spite of a harrowing illness...

    Thinking of you and congratulating you for being so clever and passionate!

  8. What a huge chore, well done! I'm most impressed by your inventory. Would that I'd be so motivated to follow your lead with my own storehouse.


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