We have mains water now. The Powers That Be came last Wednesday and did whatever.
Now all we need to do is to rent a small backhoe, dig the 30 foot trench to the house, lay the pipe, hook it up, install new plumbing and we’re all set.
We have electricity now. The Powers That Be came last Friday and did whatever.
Now all we need to do is get a new circuit board and rewire the house.
Piece of cake!
We have a phone line now. The Powers That Be came last Friday and did whatever.
Now we just need to string a few wires here, cables there, and we’ll be good to go.
We should have the ADSL turned on in another week or so.
Then, finally, we I can hook up the internet.
Finally something I can do.
I really want to play with the backhoe but so far mon mari is reserving that fun for himself.
Boys and their toys. I think he should share.
He mumbled something about already having more work to do than he’d thought (?) and he didn’t need me doing wheelie’s in the garden on the backhoe….
Or putting a hole in the barn wall… Like I could! The wall is over 2 feet thick!
He really knows how to take the fun out of house restoration…..
I think I’d do an excellent job as a backhoe operator! I’ll just wait until he’s not looking. It can’t be that hard. I’ve watched. I’ll have that trench dug in no time! Does anyone know if backhoes have a clutch?
Here’s what we’ve discovered in the first week of work:
The 2 little bathroom rooms have ceilings of different heights and floors of different heights. The walls are brick, as expected. But there is some lovely stonework around the window that we may be able to salvage.
The window used to be the front door. When they decided to bring the outhouse in-house, apparently, the front hall seemed the space most expendable so they blocked off the front door and put the bathroom there. The arrow points wo the original stonework. The ‘X’ show the brick that will be covered up again.
There is a start on the kitchen ceiling. The old one was beyond repair (trust me) but there is grass, straw, seeds or something on top as insulation so we opted not to take it down (what a mess)
Lest we forget why we’re doing this – the view from the kitchen: We’ll be moving the pile of crap they left us…
And remember the tiles?
So far, 2 out of three orders have been wrong.
There is nothing wrong with this: it’s simple, easy, goooood!
The recipe, Cauliflower with Parmesan Sauce, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Cauliflower with Parmesan Sauce.