Archive for February, 2012

Stove (25Feb12)

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

here are some pics of the new improved stove and chimney in use!


Plastering (25Feb12)

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Well, after a very busy week of mixing the plastering is almost done. Just a few walls left to do next week.

The ceiling was a real challenge – Dennis was on stilts and I struggled to get the plaster lifted onto the high platform we had created for his spot board. I did loose one bucket which I misjudged. He had to work really hard to get it all on before it started to go off but job very well done!

We used a lot more plaster than I anticipated – a total of 7 bags just for the ceiling – overall I think it will be about 13 bags. Shows how big the ceiling is!


Plastering the Porch (23Feb12)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Woo Hoo – the porch ceiling and reveals are done…

Josh’s 18th Birthday(21Feb12)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

When you look back at pictures of Josh when we bought this place you can really appreciate how long it takes to build a house with no money!!

We left Dennis preparing for the plastering whilst we went out for a meal to celebrate…..


Mobile home (11Feb12)

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Our neighbor Dennis helped us to move the mobile home today so that we can level it and use it to store all our junk away from the house.

Hopefully we can gradually clear everything out so that we are not constantly moving boxes every time we have a job to do.

Should make a huge difference.

Lounge plasterboard (05Feb12)

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

I have been working on the remaining prep work for the Lounge so taht it is ready for plastering.

Window sills have been extended and sanded daown. They look great now.

Also have fixed plasterboard to the remaining walls by the downstairs loo and the front door.

Just need to empty all the junk out of the house into the mobile home.

February 2012
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