When the delivery driver from Rowan Timber wouldn’t even attempt to bring his lorry in through the Lodge gates we knew we were in for some fun! We were rescued by Alasdair Sloan’s dad, Len, who came with tractors and trailers in between visits to the dentist. Al himself was busy becoming a father. By the end of the day we had everything moved up the farm road and stored around the site.
Once we’d recovered from the house move, we took another look at the foundation trenches and didn’t like what had happened to them since they were dug. With Alasdair Sloan’s help we squared things up and finished the dig.
After a huge amount of debate, we finally decided that it made more sense to build the double garage now rather than pay to store our remaining belongings until the house is ready. Continue reading “The Garage”
We were very lucky to have an offer of help from John H and his dad Jim to build the blockwork during Jim’s Easter holidays (he lectures at the College of Building in Glasgow). Continue reading “Foundations (Part 1)”
March saw John on site to prepare for work starting at Easter.
Monday 25th September, after Tai Chi, we drove up to Glenreasdale to begin work mending the driveway with Andrew. Sadly, he and Rosie are planning to sell up and it would be a help to them if the driveway were less of a negative obstacle track.
It was a big disappointment to meet Julian from Genasys on site, and to discover that we couldn’t have hydro power (the stream had dried up) or wind (too much turbulence from the trees). Are all our eco principles going to be compromised? I suppose we have to be glad that Genasys are so straightforward and honest. Continue reading “Summer 2006”