Fortunately the toilet and handbasin work and my brother lives next door so we have the use of his shower. Only one room is finished and that is our bedroom. Matt is working his way through the other bedrooms but what we will do about the missing cladding on the back wall I don't know. We have insulated and put on the building wrap so it isn't as frigid as it was in the main house but the laundry and what there is of the bathroom are right out there with no door, windows or walls where the cladding was removed for the new concrete pad.
We will be able to finish the bathroom but the kitchen is doomed.
Anyhow the teens spent a week with Grandma in Arrowtown as usual so we decided to spend a couple of days on the road to bring them back - sort of a mini break. We went slow and stopped quite a bit both coming and going and might have bought the odd ice cream or so :)
On the way back, we stopped at St Bathans for lunch and then decided to get back via Danseys Pass which is a challenging road that hasn't much changed since horse and cart days (well it has but not so you'd notice). It was spectacular, stormy and we collected the odd rock or so for the garden. I'm going to add a photo or so but there is also a video from the car camera which I will link to later.
We had a good time doing that :)
|the bridge at Ophir|