Monday, 25 March 2013

Work Work Work!

We arrived on Thursday the 14th ready to finally get on with lots of jobs , including finally finishing off upgrading the heating and hot water system in the main house and two cottages. Mike spent most of the weekend taking up carpets and floorboards, hanging radiators, etc,.  He did take a break to watch Wales crucify England at rugby. And of course Scotland lost but they didn't disgrace themselves. Good job we didn't go to the pub to watch it!
We did manage a walk on the Sunday, another attempt to walk across the new Dysynni bridge only to find that it still wasn't finished and open so we had to make do with a stroll along the beach and even had our first picnic of the year.

Monday arrived but Stuart and Steve didn't. Well did we really expect them to? Of course not!

Tuesday arrived and so did Stuart and Steve. Hooray!  Some progress was made on the new radiatiors but not much.  I went back to Macc ready to teach on Wednesday.

Wednesday arrived and so did Stuart and Steve. Hooray again! The radiators and new pipework were completed but very little, in fact next to no progress made on finishing off the hot water system so phase 6 or is it 7? has been pencilled in for May. Ah well, this Wales.

Thursday arrived, I returned and so did reliable Gareth to wire up the unfinished new hot water system. Great story about the Brazil nuts Gareth!

Meanwhile Mike completed his new recycling storage area outside Y Popty, I did a bit of sort of reupholstering of some rather tired bucket chairs and potted A LOT of petunia and lobelia plugs, as well as assorted seedlings.

Friday arrived and the rest of the country was more or less covered in snow. Llwyngwril wasn't but we worried about our guests getting here from deepest Buckinghamshire. The first couple arrived well prepared in a Land Rover about 5pm. The other two couples arrived much later but unfortunately the couple who booked , were ill so couldn't come. Their plan was to climb Cader Idris this weekend,  which wasn't going to happen with the high winds we had all weekend.  I think they made it as far as The Last Inn in Barmouth.

Other jobs achieved over the last few weeks include new carpets in Y Popty and Pen y Lon. Much needed new curtains made and hung in Pen y Lon and new shower installed in downstairs shower room in Pen y Lon.

A huge new bed installed in the master bedroom of Pentre Bach and new windows all round in Y Llaethdy.

The table tennis Scotland v England continues. I think England perhaps just has the edge at the moment but Scotland is putting up a good fight!

Oh and Mike got a mole on Saturday!

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