Well, is it me or does everyone end up doing more work at home than at work…. on your day off?
With the nasty curve ball that weather slung our way the outside jobs took a back seat on monday.
Spark up the strimmer with the chainsaw extension.
The conker tree at the gate needed cutting back in readiness for our diesel delivery.
The delivery wagons tend to avoid the branches hitting the door mirrors, this avoidance manoeuvre makes them put a wheel on the grass, causing much consternation with Mrs R (after all she cuts the grass) luckily we had a short spell of clear weather to get it done. On the other hand, the delivery driver was stuck somewhere else in the floods and never made it.
Because of the pishing rain, we tackled the fireplace, the delivery of this was also due Monday.
Mrs R just wanted to get rid of the terracotta tiles on the back behind the old fire.
And hack out the old lime plaster to reveal a bit of stone, after all, this was an old byre with a lime wash wall.
Her thought is, take it back and paint it up as if it was still lime washed.
After waiting in all day for the stove to arrive, we finally gave up at 6pm and resigned ourselves to the fact that it would turn up the next day.
Come 6:30 lo, and behold, the phone rang. Twas the neighbours, “where you expecting a delivery today” hadn’t the driver gone to the wrong house! eejit. So as Mrs R had taken the landrover to work, all i had to collect my delivery was the tractor.
On went the waterproofs and of i go, in the dark, no lights, vague steering and pishing down blowing a hooly.
Mind you, it,s not bad and will look a damn sight better once the hearth etc is done.
First job, check the mole traps and loose paige in with the sheep.
Before the rescheduled diesel delivery lands. As it was a nice (ish) afternoon, my thoughts turned to cutting logs. But ultimately my deeds turned to installing the aftermarket fog lights into the landrover.
After reading up on how to remove the protection bar, it wasn’t long before the headlight was out and the trim panel was off.
Ready to remove the knackered one
The mounting part of the old light was required so had to be cut off.
Once cut, out came the hot melt glue gun
To secure the new to the old
That done it was just a case of fit it all back together.
And wire them up.
In the middle of all this the diesel arrived, job done.
So off to work for me and a rather splendid sunset for others, here’s the same view as the frosty morning, only reversed with the late sun on the hill.
more scribbles later…TTFN…Posted from WordPress for Android
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