As some of you will know, I will be moving house in a few months, from a ground floor flat to a bungalow - which we are currently in the process of completely renovating.
Up 'til now work has been of the 'destructive' or background variety. Starting with removing carpets smelling of cat wee and wallpaper, on to removing fixtures and the odd wall, progressing through chiseling holes in walls for new cables and pipes. Then building the odd new internal wall and putting in plumbing.
And now we are at the exciting stage when new stuff is going in, holes are being filled and a home is just starting to emerge from the building site. Still got weeks and weeks of work, but I had to post today because...the new doors are in!
I've been a bit too flollopy to leave my flat today, so I can't see them, so my builder sent me photos (because he's awesome)
Can you see it?
Can you see the bit that's exciting?
The prospect of not having to step over a huge lip to get into the house, and of being able to wheel in and out once we've sorted ramps is just marvelous.
I will be able to get into and out of every single door in my home! EVERY SINGLE ONE!
Sorry if I seem over excited - especially as I haven't even seen them for real yet, but the prospect of being able wheel out of any door I choose - front, kitchen or rear patio, is really rather marvelous.
I haven't been able to do that since starting using a wheelchair 10 years ago. Many wheelchair users never have this luxury. I feel like I've won the lottery.
Obviously I've known I'd ordered level access - but actually seeing these photos made me realise that it is actually happening.
I will be able to get into and out of any door of my home, safely and easily.
Words can't say just how cool this is. So I shall leave it to your imagination.