Good evening everyone, and yes, Long Time No Blog...
Who would have thought the replacement of a rustic wooden staircase through the tangled Garden of Neglect would take so long...
and go on..
First remove old staircase.
Followed by all the builders rubbish found beneath it from a previous generation...
Draw string lines and experiment as to where 'the lady' wants her stairs to float...
Destroy a few more plants, and trample on the agapanthus...
Foggy mornings, followed by frosty mornings.
Ice on the windscreens,
and shivering tradesmen on the doorstep soon after 6.30am.
Made them muffins...
Maybe this will work out ... ?
Sort of coming together..
Meanwhile, they also built us a handrail down to the pool area.
Mr C has had enough of walking down those rough stone steps with nothing to hold onto. We have to take care of the new bionic knee now.
Things are looking brighter...
and we approve.
I made the workers scones for Friday afternoon, but forgot to take a pic before they had demolished the lot.
Meantime, this iris could not wait to return to the garden, and bloomed in the
holding pen temporary pot. What a stalwart.
I have been home much more than usual.
Because they come with questions and requests all day long.
There is other work going on as well, including a new laundry tub and cupboard.
But I did step out one day and buy some new bedroom curtains.
French blue, birds and flowers.
This is where we are at -
Not quite finished, but definitely promising...
We have enjoyed a weekend to ourselves, including the movies.
They will be back tomorrow, bright and early.
Might make them a chocolate cake this time.
How do you feel about having tradesmen in the house for a couple of weeks?
I find they certainly seem to take over our lives, as well as our facilities, for the duration. These men are well-mannered, try their best, and quite obliging.
But they still miss things, forget things, get mixed up etc.
I suspect this will be enough home improvement malarkey for 2017.
Have a good week everybody.