Showing posts with label Maintenance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maintenance. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Converting the private room into a 4 bed dorm

The countdown has started - 3 days to the Oktoberfest! Today we had the big task to convert the one private room into a four-bed dorm. Easier said than done!

Our furniture are not all the same colour so first of all we have to make sure that everything matches. The first batch were made by one person and the second batch by another. The style and colours are slightly different and nobody would really notice, but we do!

We use bunk-beds or ´cuchetas´ for the rooms. Bunk-beds give you a little extra space and is very convenient for a small family in the private room..

After a lot of manoeuvring and anxious looks, not to bump the plaster of the walls, we managed to carry the one ´cucheta´ outside.

The conversation was quite funny and went something like this:

Andrey: "Turn left, no your other left, my right!"

Nelieta: "I am turning, don´t walk so fast!"

Andrey: "Quickly, I don´t have all day!"

Nelieta: "I´m tired, I want to go back to my Blog!"

Luckily we have designed the beds in such a way that assembling is fairly easy. Personally I think assembling beds is a perfect way to relieve stress. Take a hammer and hit as hard as you can...the bed I mean. Who-la!

One of the bunk-beds carried out and ready to be assembled in the 4 bed dorm.

This will be the first time that we convert this room into a dorm. Normally we keep it for an extra private room. The room is spacious and has it´s own private bathroom and a place to make tea or coffee.I like it.

I have chosen bright green duvets for this room. I love the colour and it immediately brightens up the place.

The 4 bed dorm for the Oktoberfest 2011!

The last finishing touches and the room is ready for Friday! I hope our guests like it as much as I do!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Putting up the window shutters

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

We are counting down the days to the Oktoberfest! Four days to go! Oktoberfest = Maintenance. We have so many things to do and the list doesn´t seem to get any shorter.

Andrey always has the difficult work. He needs to fix things and I have the easy job: finding work for him. A good example will be the window shutters.

I think women tend to simply things. I look at the window shutters and see the final product. Beautiful, wooden window shutters blocking out the sun. It shouldn´t be too difficult. Cement them into the wall, tweak a little here and a little there and the job is done. But unfortunately it doesn´t work that way. That I have learnt from experience. What looks like a one day job, turns out to be a lot longer.

Andrey inspecting the window shutters

There are always complications and the job takes up more time than expected. The window shutters were no different. Andrey managed to finish the work today. It was a big job with a lot of drilling, cement and tweaking. It is done!

A couple of finishing touches and then it is done!

Ru, our dog, was keeping an eye on Andrey but eventually gave up and went back to sleep.

Ru our Hostel Dog, friend and supervisor

Unfortunately for Andrey there are four windows more...but that can wait until later!

Well done Andrey!

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