Sunday 17 February 2013

Some Final Extension Pictures

As my regular readers would know, a large part of last year was spent in upheaval as an upstairs extension was put onto our house.  In the final few weeks of the project I fell and broke and dislocated my ankle requiring eight nights in hospital, an operation, eight weeks in a cast, six weeks full time in a boot, then six weeks part time in the boot. I am now walking with only a small limp, but as there was a lot of ligament damage it is a slow recovery process.

Luckily the extension was almost finished when I had my accident, but there were still a number of things still to be done.  So whilst lying in a hospital bed, I was rescheduling tradesmen. 

This picture was taken early September, just before my accident.

This picture was taken in late November after we had moved into the new space.

Note the windows downstairs have been replaced - it made a huge difference to the overall appearance of the house once we did this.  

This is a picture of the house before the extension – it is hard to believe it is the same house.


  1. Wow, Desley! Your house looks amazing. You must be thrilled with the extra space, and that balcony looks so inviting. You're right - the replacement windows to match really bring the whole look together. I didn't know you had to be in hospital 8 nights. :/ That's pretty bad. I'm sure glad your walking is getting better. Those ligaments take forever to heal, eh?

  2. Congratulations on you lovely new space. I'm sure it's a daily joy.

  3. Looks fantastic, glad you are getting better

  4. Wow, what a change! I hope you are finally getting to enjoy the new spaces and I hope there's a studio in there for you.

  5. looks great, it must be wonderful to have all that extra space! Where do you have your quilting studio?

  6. You must be so pleased to have the job completed! Now just need to get back to 100% mobility and you'll be set!!!! Your new look home looks wonderful!

  7. Golly that was a lot of work -
    Ankle and house!!! House looks amazing. You must be so thrilled!



  8. Wow Desley, your house looks great, do you have a new studio too.
    I'm pleased to hear you are progressing well and predict that by the end of the year you'll have no limp at all....take care!
    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

  9. The house looks great - hope your ankle is recovering little by little. Keep doing those exercises for a long time as they help keep the flexibility you have gained back and help gain more. I still do them so my ankle doesn't stiffen up. I am almost 3 years out from when I broke mine but had to have a second surgery to remove the plate and screws after a year of having them because of problems so maybe I was a little behind on my recovery because of that. I don't limp at all and rarely get aches in the ankle although it will always have some limited movement.