Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Owl Shed - Finished : )



Finished and full of wood and the canoe. I thought this is a nice action shot of Richard  chopping wood. And why, you may ask, is it called the Owl Shed????


We have this lovely carving, from Adrian, by the doorway : )

Owl Shed - Part 2






First DH built a wall 1 block high all round to stop rain water coming off the hill at the back and into the shed.      
Next the cement mixer arrived and DH and DS got their wheel barrows into action.

Then the concrete needed tamping down to remove any air bubbles which would have left holes when the concrete dried.


Between them they shifted 2 1/2 cubic metres of ready-mix concrete!!
I made cups of tea : )


Owl Shed - Part 1


You can see the old shed, its the green bits to the left of the pink garage. It has a door leading to a triangular space along the back of the garage, and the corner of the garden. This is what is inside it:



complete with most of a small car, and rats nests. So we took it down




most of the side triangular bit gone, and the nasty plastic roof



Going………………



Going………………



GONE!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

There's a Hole (or two) in my Ceiling




My kitchen ceiling is now like swiss cheese, as all the repairs to the electrics and pipework under our new oak bedroom floor had to be accessed from underneath.
This is for two reasons:
1) Richard made the oak floor himself and it is a work of art and
2) the kitchen floor was already loose from when the thermal store leaked.
What remained of my kitchen cupboards and worktops are now in the garden. I feel a breakdown coming on…………….
the plasterer is coming tomorrow to re-board and skim the ceiling and he assures me It Will Be Alright.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Bit on the Side


Before.




 The door and window came out very easily. And so did most of the plaster.


 removing the bad old brickwork. The new window is deeper so they had to take out 2 courses of brick


The cat got VERY confused when the door disappeared


I love the way the old and new bricks intersect.


The new window is the one they took out of the Rayburn room.


And here it is. The builder is coming back to finish off, and then the plasterer will come to sort out the inside of the room.

Monday, July 28, 2014

More spinning on my spindles.


I have finished the skein of yarn I was spinning earlier this month





And have embarked on the next lot.


I have also finished another pair of socks for Winter.