One more day, and the builders will be gone. I can’t remember when the house and byre were last scaffold free. In two years, the byre has changed from this…To this… And the house from this… to this…
Having been nursed and tended by the professionals, with a bit of help from us, we finally take charge of our baby. We began making lists…and added them to the fire! Lists longer than your arm are far too daunting so we’ve allocated four priorities we want to achieve by the end of the summer and we’ll see how we go from there…the truth is, our funds are depleted and as we approach three years in Wales, tent, caravan and house, we need to start living here.
So the outdoor stage stays…and we’re going to construct one under cover in the byre. Soffit painting, lime mortar ‘dobbing out’ on the walls needs to be finished on the byre and the gable end of the house also needs finishing. My partner is going to build a straw bale building inside his workshop…a soundproof, watertight room, ideal for planing wood and recording music and we’re going to dance and sing our way through the spring and summer.
We love living in Wales and we plan to enjoy it.
Wow… It’s looking really good. Congratulations on no scaffolding! We are getting a new cooker fitted, the last bit of the ‘new’ kitchen. It only took a year… And we just did the kitchen. Hats off to you for getting it done so fast. 🙂
Thanks Kate:-) Without the scaffolding, it feels like the house and byre have let out a big sigh:-) Lots more work to do but it’s up to us now:-)
Cool. It looks great. 🙂