Talk about upheaval and turmoil... Boxes everywhere - here and on the farm, furniture which will have to go in storage in the local town (we have found secure 35mtr2 premises which the owner is willing to rent out to us cheaply for a month-and-a-half until our garage is complete). We have also managed to secure the services of a recommended building contractor who will take care of everything, or subcontract if he is unable to complete the work himself, as opposed to a local casual builder. He has given us a fair quote on building the garage and completing phase two of the house - so, all being well, everything should be completed within the next three months - then the farmhouse will finally be our (new) home :) We were also worried whether we would still be able to obtain more resin roof tiles. Thankfully, I have managed to track down someone who sells them. (If the link I have just provided is removed in the future, they guy's name is Malcolm and his contact number is 071 996 9341). Enlisting the services of a couple of the guys who work for my husband, plus the use of the company van, we took another load of boxes and a small portion of the pot plants to the farm last weekend.
|Ice crystals on the trailer cover|
Before the cold fronts arrived, RMan and John, the local community labourer, increased the height of the scaffolding, so that RMan could correct and finish the temporary chimney installation. You can get a good idea of exactly how high our roof peak is in this pic:
|It took 4 sections of scaffolding in order|
to reach the apex of our roof!
I checked out the trees we had relocated - two of them look like they may be OK - the other three - touch and go. Ah well, at least two is better than none :)
|Location of the transplanted trees. In the|
foreground is the pile of renosterbos which
the digger / loader scraped up
|Self-seeded rocket - the plants are|
producing absolutely enormous leaves
|Don't tell RMan that I've posted|
a pic of him in my apron LOL
Doesn't he look cute :)
Now - I just have to tackle all the kitchen and bathroom wall tiles and empty cupboard shelves and cupboard fronts...