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Monday, 4 March 2013

It's falling down ...

The Mr thought he'd tidy up the caulking around the edge of the window ...
He pulled a bit of paper at the edge of the frame and a little bit of plaster came away.  
He pulled a bit more and some stone came away.  
He pulled a bit more and part of the ceiling came down ...
... along with horsehair, bits of old newspaper and black dust!
It never rains, but it pours ...


32 comments:

Plain Jane said...

Oh I have a Mister who likes to do just that - and it always follows him saying things like "I'm just going to do a little job - it'll only take a few minutes". Good luck x Jane

freckleface said...

Oh deary me, this is dreadful! It's always the way isn't it? A small job snowballs into an epic project. x

jill said...

Oh that happened to us,it started with a little hole and turned into a whole flaming ceiling !!! xx

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

At least its stopped raining!
Is it drafty?

we have just pulled our fireplace out....mess and dust everywhere!
D x

Rosemary said...

Hope the mister hasn't created too big a problem. It was probably for the best as it must have been hanging on by hardly anything, and could have crashed down unexpectedly on your heads.

Flaming Nora said...

Ah yes how I remember the black dust and horsehair!

Maria said...

OH HECK!....I have a Mr very much like this too....A little job almost always turns into a BIG job! Fingers crossed it stays dry this week, Mrs VJ....Do let Us know how you go on...~With the kindest thoughts...Maria x

Primroses Attic said...

Well at least you can now do a good job which will last for years. Then
I would tie his hands up before he can do any more damage......
Rosezeeta

rusty duck said...

Oh no!!

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina.
We will be on you in May, today I booked the ferry.
I hope that you will be happy :):)
A hug, see you soon, *Maristella*.

Madelief said...

It looks horrible Jane. Hope your husband can make it look beautiful again!!

Madelief x

Anne said...

Oops!! My hubby once did that and he pulled out a birds nest with the skeleton of a bird still in it, yuk!

ted and bunny said...

if its any consolation our shower just exploded- water pouring out everywhere...

blackenpot said...

So sorry about this, hope you get i fixed soon.

Ps. Have donated to Gretel, thank you for the information.

Have a good week.

lemonade kitty said...

OMG, that looks like a serious amount of work is needed, if you'd wanted it to come down you'd have been up there hours chiselling away at that little lot, Lucey x

greenthumb said...

Oh no you poor thing.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Oh No! This is how our kitchen will look later in the year, but at least it will be planned for! :) x

haggiz said...

I sympathise, we had a whole lathe and plaster ceiling fall down once and there is so much dust. Once it is repaired it will last another 100 years! Julie x

Millas hem said...

It´s funny how a picture of that, can be so beautiful. Love the colors in it!=))

Hugs Camilla

KC'sCourt! said...

Oooooops!
Julie xxxxxxxx

Things and Thoughts said...

What a pitty but it's also funny!

Jen said...

So interesting to see what's behind the surface! Though nicer for me, looking at a photo, than you, having to live with it.

Jen said...

So interesting to see what's behind the surface! Though nicer for me, looking at a photo, than you, having to live with it.

June said...

Oopsie! Why is it that it that things come down very quickly but will take far longer to put right. Hope all better soon.
June

June said...

Oopsie! Why is it that it that things come down very quickly but will take far longer to put right. Hope all better soon.
June

A Normandy kitchen said...

Hello Marina,
What a shock, you poor things, that can be so scary when you don't know where it will stop (we lost a whole stone barn once from just removing a plank!). Good luck with the repairs - never cheap! Looking on the positive side at least it will be nice and solid from now on!
Ivan

Vix said...

Ha! been there, done that! x

YeamieWaffles said...

Really hope that you can get this sorted out Jane because it sounds like a real nuisance that really shouldn't be like that for too long, sorry to hear that this ended up happening, I know you guys have enough problems with your home at times without even more occurring.

nilly said...

Mr N hacked the plaster off the wall around our bay window today so you have my deepest sympathy! (He just doesn't see dust!)

The Custards said...

Oh dear - this looks quite a familiar sight....one tiny pull of paper and a whole wall tumbles inwards! Keep end goal firmly in your sights and all will come good
Best wishes
Jenny

gillyflower said...

Oh no!!!! Quelle nightmare!!
Good luck!
Gill xx

A Treasured Past said...

Oh no! I hope the Mr wasn't hurt in the process :(