Day 6 and the door is painted to match the sliding doors, the facings are fixed on the roof edge and the interior of the office is fitted with insulation.
This week Donald, Jerry and John (Jerry’s dad) have been working away with joiners Gus and Kevin to build our new garage and office. In only 3 days there has been fantastic progress with the frame built, roof on and doors in place. Also Donald has dug the trench for the electric cable and John has been removing the tiles in the bathroom ready for the project there next week.
Tonight was the first time I have seen the garage for myself and it is looking great. The sloped roof and the overhanging section over the office work really well and I can’t wait to see it all clad in the larch wood.
On Saturday we arrived back from a lovely week’s holiday in the Lake district and Wales. This was only the second time camping with Eva but she was great.
After camping in the lakes we went down to Wales to visit my best friend Lisa and her boyfriend Dean in their new home. Lisa also has a chocolate labrador called Glo and Eva had the time of her life, playing all day.
The holiday we knew was our only week in a very busy summer to switch off so all thoughts of the projects on the house were put to the back of our minds.
Arriving back we got straight to action putting up an ad offering the garage for free to anyone who could dismantle it.
We were a bit taken aback by the number of responses that evening so we thought it was worth seeing if the first one to reply could take it down the next day.
It was a big ask but at 11 o’clock David arrived, a young guy who wanted to make his own workshop from the timber, with a whole team of helpers. By 6 o’clock the site was completely clear and our garden 3 metres wider than we’d ever seen it.
The site is now ready for the new building which is going up in only a week and a half!
Before the summer passes here are some couple of shots of the garden. We have gained a great garden that was lovingly nurtured by the previous owners.
This year we’re only managing to keep on top of the day-to-day jobs, cutting the grass and hedges. Hopefully by next summer we’ll have added our own details to it.