Category Archives: Autumn 2007

Work & Rugby

10am start with Clive, Murray, Breezy and me. Breezy graded slate and cleaned them up for Clive to attach to the roof. Clive also sorted out the gutters and felt so that we could crack on Monday morning. Murray and … Continue reading

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Emergency shop

Breezy took a trip into St Girons for 6cm nails required for the large slates. 40 mins each way just to buy nails. Should have sorted that in advance. First emergency run of the month. We did get some other … Continue reading

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Sarking & Gutters

The poplar planking for the roof went on the front as well as gutters. Even the first layer of felt and some slate!! It looks like we could have the beginnings of a roof. Biggest concern is if we have … Continue reading

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Concrete those walls

Today is the day we cap the walls. A double ring of steel reinforcement runs around all the walls in a trough created by building up the walls on the facing sides. Clive is on the cement mixer creating concrete … Continue reading

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Productive Day with Gizelle

Van returned safely, Vinnie all healthy so back to normal. Mum and Dad left today via Carcassone, looking forward to hearing about it. Not sun but no rain all day until 7pm when we had just reached the bar!!! A … Continue reading

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RAIN!!!

Hoping of better weather was wasted, it was a foul day!!! I headed off to get the hire van, to my horror a HUGE van with new rear window…eek must plan route home to involve no parking and no reversing!!! … Continue reading

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Mum and Dad’s Visit

The morning was spent trying to sort out Vinnie. Patrick very kindly gave us a lift down to Vinnie to hand the keys over to the garage tow service and then gave us a lift home. Now we will wait … Continue reading

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Problems with Vinnie

A rest day. And boy does my body need one. Started with a lie in, scrambled egg breakfast and a trip to St Girons. Picked up another half ton of cement to go with the ten ton of ballast arriving … Continue reading

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It’s Friday…rest time!!!!

Two weeks to go and we have a skeleton of a roof. By all accounts it will happen. I am knackered and seriously need a day off labour. Breezy seems to be coping better but she has a brave face. … Continue reading

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Beton and aches & pains

After a grotty forecast for today the sky had patches of blue when we woke up. Murray had French lessons today so we were down to Breezy, Hans, Clive and myself. By the end of the day we achieved a … Continue reading

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