Thursday, June 29, 2006

Two weeks on...

We had a great group of hard working people from Holland and Belgium with us for about 10 days and got heaps done (as you can see!) We have still got a long way to go before the roof is finished but the end is in sight and doesn't seem quite so impossible now. So thank you so much to Theo, Berthus, Sylvia, Etienne, Ferdi, Tessel, Fief, Michele, Fred, Tanja, André, Pierre, Raghnild and Noach!! (I hope I got the spellings right...)

The water tanks never did arrive and we had to cancel the order to get them to pay attention to us. After some discussion they are now arriving on Saturday. We were going to go for concrete after all the bother but have finally decided to stick to sky blue plastic.

And I finally got the decking onto one whole U. Our bedroom now has a ceiling! Just three more to go...

More soon

Monday, June 12, 2006

Here we go...

The wood has arrived and the water tanks are coming tomorrow closely followed by a group of Dutch, Belgian and French volunteers who will spend a couple of weeks camping on site and helping us get the roof on. I love volunteers.
I was reading Kirsten's blog (pinkhammer) and she said something like "work out what you think it will cost, then double it and you'll be pretty close". I am now discovering the wisdom of her words as things like 26cm long screws and other little bits that we never even imagined existed start to come with 200+ euro bills attached (bills as in invoices - I wish they were banknotes) .
Anyway, from this week on I will try to keep you updated with photos and stuff and hopefully we will be weatherproofed for the big October/November rains. More soon!