I must apologise profusely for an absense of posts recently and will resort to the excuse that we've had a few ups and downs here in Frugaldom. Fortunately, they haven't been enough to halt proceedings in the garden, but I've been doing extra hours creating a new Facebook page for the future microholding and eco-arts project, so that has taken up a fair bit of time.
Kitchen work stopped almost 6 weeks ago and we haven't seen the joiner since, so no further progress in that department. It now means that the renovation of the outbuilding has started before the kitchen is finished - something I had certainly not wanted happening, as I just knew it was going to cause a few problems.
The outbuilding refurbishment was primarily to make the building safe and then go from there - transforming it into a working space in the garden with a nice new logstore attached. But it has almost turned into a complete rebuild, owing to how rotten the timbers, main wall, windows and roof are, so costs could run into the thousands. Work is progressing well in that area, it's just a bit untidy out on the patio, we've lost all use of the building while work progresses and costs are escalating by the day. This, in turn, could start eating into the house repair funds.
I guess it's only money... it's much better spent making the place safe than on anything else. We have a wind and watertight roof over our heads in the house, we have electricity and we have water, so I am grateful for all of that.
|My log man bird table|