Archive for January, 2010

Our First Egg(28Jan10)

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Joshs bathroom(21Jan10)

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Did the tiles above Josh’s sink and grouted………..

Tiling(17Jan10)

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

We carried on with the tiling today (minus the kids…….one day was enough for them)

I also got the well pump working again which was a huge relief. I also discovered that the reason the generator is smokey and uses a lot of diesel is because there was a huge hole in the fuel pipe so I changed that too.

Grouting(16Jan10)

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

We have been cleaning up ready for our valuation over the last few days. Also trying to make the upstairs look more finished so Josh and Bex grouted the floors and I started the tiling.

Stove(13Jan10)

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

It’s too cold. I decided if we are going to make progress on the house we need some heat. It’s really hard to stay motivated when you can’t move you’re fingers. (actually, it’s really hard for me to stay motivated as i’m the only one there at the moment- Sue out of action as she fell over on the ice and has injured her knee!)

So here it is, half of a flue (it needs to be higher but very expensive so have started small) and I just lit a small fire to start with as the stove needs to cure or something – if you heat them up straight away I think they can crack. (I read something about this somewhere….don’t know if it’s true)

I tried the well pump today and smoke came out of it so I think it’s knackered….unless it was just having a brainwave – i’ll ask it next time.

Plasterboard(05Jan10)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

We have been plodding on with the downstairs plasterboarding. Unfortunately it has been difficult getting to the house with the weather. Josh came up with me today and we managed to do the porch ceiling and finish the part by the barn wall. I am a little stuck now until the weekend because I can’t do the large sheets by myself.

Although I drained the water in the house we still may have a problem because the well pump is frozen. We’ll find out when it thawes. When we have mains electricity I plan to install a low power heater in the pump house but still waiting for our connection.

It snowed whilst we were up at the house so we an interesting drive home – very slow

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