Monday, July 27th 2020 – The Great House Extension Project (Day 6)
So, the tree is now gone, Rob, the Structural Engineer, has drawn up the necessary plans for dealing with the remnants (the roots mostly) and Mal the builder has been back for another look at the site now it no longer has a tree on the corner. And that’s probably all he’s going to do before Day 16, August 10th.
“And why is that?” I hear you cry. “The tree is gone. Surely he should now be cracking on with the work?”
Well, it seems that people who own diggers are in short supply at present. The man who was booked to do the work of digging out the footings starting on July 22nd is not available until Tuesday August 11th. Given we were originally going to start on 13th July, we are now a month adrift and we HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED in any noticeable way.
On the plus side it has given us even more time to clear the wardrobes and the loft… Yesterday was all about electrical equipment. How many video recorders does one household need? Seriously? The answer is not 5. It’s probably 1 at most these days (and probably not the one with instructions in French only – though I’m more than capable of reading and understand it). Still, freecycle to the rescue yet again.