Friday, 18 June 2010
The big dig...
At last our building work is moving forward. After ploughing all of our resources into chasing damp out of the house it was a day to celebrate when the digger came to dig out the footings for our extension. It has always been our plan to build a 'room with a view' at the back of the house as like so many houses of its period all the windows are on the front. Believe me, after all the digging and weeding and pruning and planting and so on, I just want to be able to sit and look at it.
But as excited as I was, these two lovelies were much more so... a proper digger to play in - how cool!
The footings are dug out now and look very extreme. They go much further than our extension as we had to investigate up to the septic tank - how lovely! Im sure our neighbours think we're planning a swimming pool or something, I can't wait until the building works done and we can put everyones minds at rest.
In the meantime BH built this fab logstore. I think he was feeling construction withdrawal - and finally picked up on the hints about the piles of logs everywhere. I'm really pleased with it, particularly the steps we put in at the side, i'm planning to plant some ferns and snowdrops along the edges.
My mum says when her logstore is full it makes her feel rich. I know what she means now - and its certainly the closest to rich we'll ever be. But after chopping them all and stacking them all its definitely a satisfying feeling!