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Thursday, 14 April 2011


The spell of lovely weather continues. Clouds go over now and then but the sun soon comes out again. This fuzzy pic shows a black sqirrel in C's garden. She has black ones and grey ones and some blackish ones which must be the offspring. Occasionally she has a little deer visiting but I have never been there for that.
The new doors are on. This is the new front door and there are matching ones for french windows. The sun streams in them all for most of the day. The weather has helped the building go ahead steadily and each day brings it all forward. We are on the enhancing bits now. The plastering is done. The electrics are finished and the lights are all up...there are a lot of switches which will take a while to get used to. They are to enable the lights to be turned off and on at both doors. The window is back in and the tiling is getting done...beautifully.

The knitting is on its third creation. The previous two having been too small. The yarn is now blended with some mohair I bought in Tunisia a couple of years ago and haven't found a use for yet and the whole thing is on larger needles. It feels and looks good and is now up to the armholes.
The shed roof is going on today and the building inspector called unannounced but could find no faults. He has a reputation for being deliberately nit-picking. He boasted to us when we handed in our plans that he could always find something wrong!

But nothing can spoil this. I have always wanted a tiled porch and now I've got one. I was going to wait till it was finished and grouted before I took a picture but I'm so thrilled with it you can all have a look now!
Cheers Gillian


Heide said...

Kudos on the perfect roof inspection. LOVE the diagonally set tiles. I've never seen a black squirrel before. Ripping out knitting always sucks. Always. Cheers!

Sue said...

Your tiled verandah looks lovely Gillian. Glad you have had great weather so your building works can be completed sooner. We have had cold days here, and then sunny days so I dont think the weather can make up its mind at the moment. Your knitting looks lovely. I always wonder about squirrels, are they really a nuisance or do they keep to themselves in the garden!