Well, it's been a busy couple of months. Just before Christmas the Bega Valley Shire Council approved our application to add two ground level bedrooms and a kitchen to our home. Since then we've been sourcing timber, lead and glass for the windows and doing the ground work for the slab. In fact, all going well, we pour the slab on Feb 11.
Windows. It didn't initially occur to me, but it's over 12 years since I made the windows for the existing house. Consequently, I've had to revisit my notes to remind myself of just what's involved. For some practice, I rebuilt the port hole window for our Carapark van in leadlight.
|Not dog proof|
Bugs. After enduring the last bug season we decided that we needed fly screens on at least a couple of the downstairs openings. But instead of building screen doors we decided to try chains. We ordered the cheapest ones we could find on eBay and, to our surprise, they work pretty well at keeping the bugs out. But as you can see, they are a total fail when it comes to keeping the dog in.
Bomb site. As I write this the house paddock looks like a bombsite. We have excavated the footings for the new rooms, setup the formwork and roughed in the plumbing. The knock on effect is dust, clay, excavator tracks and "stuff" everywhere. As Napoleon said (though there are some other bidders for the title) "On ne fuit pas d'omette sans casser des oeufs".