Woke up to another blue sky day, really enjoying this weather and great that we were both feeling almost 100% again.
We decided to do an hour and a half before brekky to try and get the terrace finished. This seemed to go by far too smoothly and we have now created an almost level area. Initially this will be for an area for the ballast, cement and for mixing. Afterwards we hope to make it into a small terrace and veggie patch …..well those are the ideas at the moment.
Breakfast under the brolley before finishing off clearing the ground floor. Lots of thanks to Stevie for his chain hoist which has been invaluable in lifting up stoves, heavy pieces of wood, veluxes, doors etc etc.
We were wilting by 1.45pm so decided to have lunch before tackling the last of the ballast which was leftover in the barn.
A quick catch up with Rodders on Skype which was good, fingers crossed all his house sale goes through.
Then it was back on to shifting the ballast and a few sheets of tin and we were there, the ground floor of the barn is clear and we are ready to level.
It was another scorcher of a day so actually the thought of working inside was very appealing!!!!
We have made a good start and Al made huge headway with some rather large boulders which needed shifting.
By 5.30pm we had had enough for the day and the river was beckoning. Found a good little pool to wallow in, even persuaded Al that is was not too cold…don't think he thought the same as he was dipping his feet in!!!He retreated to the hot shower!!!
Clive swung round with cement mixer and buckets for us and left us with their house keys whilst they are away for a few weeks.
We had an e mail from the sourcier yesterday so I replied to that and alll being well he will come and visit us next week and give us some idea if we are in or out of luck with having a source behind us?