Started the day dry but overcast so lit a fire and got the chainsaw on a few logs from the pile of stuff to burn. Once the fire was going nicely we cut the rotten ends off the beams inside and stacked them against the wall giving us more room to dig out. The rain started mid morning and continued all day. By the time we left, apart from looking like drowned rats, we had dug out another sixth of the main building and the river had swollen to twice it’s normal level. We doused the fire and departed for a bath and a drink.
SlideshowSONY DSCSONY DSCParting shot 1SONY DSCCep City 1Home day with fires on 4Pujada 06Pujada 15Retaining wall 2End of the wall 3Lunch on the terraceski chairpantry window 10pantry window finished 2pantry window finished 7making shutters 1pointing progressEtang de la Hilette 3Etang de la Hilette 5Ascent Certascan from Refugi Certascan 5walnut lighting 4walnut lighting 4walnut lighting 2walnut lighting 3PaellaStove ready for the chimneyFire plate in placeAll in placeCharlie squeezes throughSweaty CharlieOak tree revealedChinese CheckersAutumn crocusDSC06572Parasol mushroom
"A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul."
~ Phillip Moffitt
"He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth."
~ German proverb
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