As ever, our plans
remain oh so flexible...
roof we were about to start--
We've been around and around on possible ways to deal with the
one wall that's leaning out into the courtyard. Stabilize, tear
down and rebuild, or try to push it back into place. Mike desperately
wants to do the latter, and that's where we've been stuck. So
no progress on the big barn roof.
No plumbing in
the house yet, either. What we've done for now is splashed out
on a composting toilet, mail ordered from Canada. Possibly the
most expensive toilet in the county! Now that we have it installed
in an outhouse we've realized that we could have made our own,
but hopefully it'll prove a worthwhile investment. We'll keep
you posted, or is that too much information?
It's a good thing
we left that tent up in the courtyard. After starting our stay
here with visits from Zoe and Nan, we had Andy and Jackie come
for a weekend, followed only a couple of days later by Janeen
stopping for just one night on her travels. Thanks to all for
coming to see us! We've now gutted the tent accommodation to
use for temporary storage space, and our final guest for the
summer is staying in the house with us. Kato the cat seems to
be enjoying his two week visit. Now the leaves are starting to
turn, the berries are ripe, and we've even had a few early apples
from the orchard. We'll enjoy the few weeks we have left here,
taking occasional breaks from the work to sit outside the front
door listening to the birds and our lovely windchimes.