December 2015

A slower pace this month after the hard work that went into the prep work and the plastering itself.  That said, there was a lot of cleaning up to do (thanks Tony!) and aftercare for the plaster work, which is looking great.

We also had a small (ahem!) condensation issue – caused by the amount of water used during the plastering.  This resolved itself with time, but not before causing Mike a good deal of panic (and a number of trips onto the roof to check the leadwork!)

Another big job was to make some space for the next phase of the restoration, with ceilings to come down and services to install we had a lot of stuff to find a new home for.

We finally got the boilers working properly after a visit from Dave from Energy Source, which proved to be just in time given the cold weather approaching.  Even after that they still had a trick or two up their sleeve as can be seen from the bent plate below.  With that now straightened (after being clamped to the table saw overnight) they have been performing well ever since (touch wood!)

But the most exciting/interesting/scary development this month was the flooding!  The house stood up to the elements admirably however less praise can be lauded upon the surrounding area with fields under water, roads cut off and fences literally uprooted.

And finally, a couple of images to finish with.  Yes, its December, but we’re still getting tomatoes from our glasshouse!  And, one of Caleb helping with the bonfire.




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