Monday, June 16, 2014

Repointing.........sort of......

The bricks on the front and side of our house get the full brunt of the wind and rain howling along the valley we live in. We have hills to the front and back of us, and the River Severn down the road. So the mortar between the bricks have eroded away and let the rain in. The builders have spent several days with grinders removing the old mortar, ready to replace it with much tougher fresh mortar.

I got a bit of a shock this morning when I opened my eyes at 7.30am and saw a topless man standing outside my bedroom window.

It is a very messy business and our outside looks like the Sahara. Clouds of dust everywhere. Our neighbors are being very understanding. The builders have promised to pressure wash their house when they have finished.

There are two builders, one doing the front and one doing the side.

Meanwhile, I have a very confused hydrangea. It is both pink and blue. Dont know why. It will have to be moved sometime as it is now in the way of what will be the new garden path.

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