First buy for new house next week, its not like any of us are going on holiday is it?
Thursday, 14 January 2021
I've been out the building game for a few years now and it's time to take up my tools again as circumstances and boredom dictate. I've used the enforced isolation here to start making decisions both large and small about the new project we are embarking on in Feb. One thing I will not be doing is making the large investment into the government recommended (mandated?) use of air or ground source heating. No matter how much they push this over complicated expensive crap I will have nothing to do with it unless forced. I have experience with these systems and they both are much better in theory than practise. If we had access to gas then that would be first on my list but we do not so oil it is....there is something comforting about having 6 or more months of oil on hand!
Friday, 1 January 2021
Monday, 21 December 2020
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
Friday, 4 December 2020
Friday, 20 November 2020
The new house has/had a pool, the kids are wondering when is Dad/uncle going to get this sorted? well I've got until I get the keys in January to figure out just whats going on here and how to fix it, if I get it done quickly I can start on the real work while the little sproglettes are occupied....sounds like a plan...yet again!
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
After much toing and froing the new house/project I've been after is going to be mine come the end of Jan and so the process of planning is already in hand. The main house has an art deco vibe going on and we plan to accentuate and work with the existing theme but it also has a rather badly built annex which I'm hoping to replace with something like that shown in pic below. Its way way out of my usual area of expertise but I've been feeling rather trapped in my ways and I feel like I have one more good multi year job in me, so glass and zinc it is......fingers crossed.
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Monday, 17 August 2020
Its my fathers birthday today, an event that due to the passing of time has become more easily forgotten with every passing year. Even though he has been gone for 35 years now I feel lately that I understand him more than I ever did and I wish I could spend a little time talking to him, happy birthday Dad.