Monday, May 26, 2014

Renovations

This is just to say I am still alive here but we are in the middle of some major renovations and it is now snowing/hailing/raining and very cold.

The side foundations were rotted out and the poor old house was starting to develop a lean so we have had to remove some outer cladding and rotten floor boards in order to dig out new footings.  The concrete was due on Friday but the concrete truck driver got cold feet and cancelled (it is Baldwin Street I suppose - world's steepest and all that).  So now it is supposed to happen tomorrow with wheelbarrows and a few good men:)  Then we can at last strip off all the old weatherboard and insulate, wrap and reclad the whole thing. A warm bedroom will be wonderful - I might even lose an eiderdown or two.

Have you ever tried to get half your house contents to fit in the other half?  (we don't have a handy garage here) Including the linen and all the tools and the kitchen?  It's amazing what you can get under a table too and then, of course, you can't find anything useful ever again!

At least it isn't permanent and the far end should be wonderful!!!!

viv
The pic is one of James' early efforts in life drawing - art school next year I think!

viv

3 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Gosh, what a nightmare with the house. I hope you're all sorted now.

Montag said...

I keep coming back to look at the garlic in the previous post. It makes me think of scented tzittzit, or fringes.

And the art work of James has made me wonder about doing a blackwork piece nude. I do not think I have ever seen such a thing, and I have not embroidered in centuries... yet it intrigues me.

knutty knitter said...

That garlic stunk the room out when drying but is delicious.

I hadn't considered blackwork but now you come to mention it......

It's been a year or so since I did any serious embroidery too. Got caught up in patchwork instead.

viv