Thursday, 29 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
Believe the steel girders will arrive either Tuesday or Wednesday so we will then have more deconstruction going on in the Breakfast Room/Kitchen and upstairs in Bedroom 3. No roof on the Breakfast Room at present so the wall joining it to the Kitchen has to stay put for a while yet.
I am frantically trying to put together a waxing demonstration for Wednesday morning's meeting of the Ad-Venture Group. I madly volunteered to do 15 minutes this month using church candles and paper. I will never learn!!
Sunday, 18 March 2012
The picture on the right shows the small window in what was the under eaves cupboard. There is another larger window in the actual bedroom as well. The Steel girder is awaited and then work can proceed on getting it finished. The water cylinder is to be boxed in and the ceiling reinstated and, of course, lots more plastering. At the moment there is still a square hole through the floor which goes down the chimney in the kitchen.
We have now had the concrete delivered and the footings are full with that and some foam board which compresses if the clay swells.
Floor beams have also arrived, so providing it does not rain on Monday, we will be able to see some real progress next week.
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Mine has some of my wallpaper paste paper on its cover and some nice bright card inside to make the flags. Afraid you have to be very accurate at measuring and cutting out the pieces for the flags, which is not one of my strong points.
One very clever person used two large photographs (she had looked flag books up on the Internet) and it was really effective.
Someone else made more than 3 rows of flags with plain white paper and the contast of dark and shade gave a really pleasing result.
A longer piece of card allows you to have more folds and thus you can add more flags to the book.
A bit of down time on Friday caused by problems with the planning office on the extension meant that part of the fireplace and chimney has been removed and is now awaiting an RSJ. The rest of the wall will then be taken out to include the under eaves cupboard as part of the room.
Our wonderful new central heating hot water cylinder is in there but will eventually be boxed in. The blue drawing on the wall is where the brick pillars have to go to support the RSJ.
By the way that pole in the foreground is temporarily supporting the ceiling - just in case!!
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
I missed out when we had the new roof on the house because there were around 30 nests up there, some still inhabited, but I did not think to acquire some of the lovely fabric from them and it was all thrown in the skip.
PLAN B was to start and demolish the chimney in the third bedroom tomorrow, but since I returned home it looks like this has been put on hold temporarily, unless the weather turns really nasty. Keep your fingers crossed as there is only so much I can cope with at once.