Woke to sunshine, in a misty, autumnal sort of way, and knew that it was going to be a smashing day. Next week we are going to hire a skip (and possibly a mini digger!) and set to work on the garage and greenhouse. The building has been in a state of semi collapse since we bought the place, the rear wall having long ago parted company from its companions. So, today is the day for carefully removing panes of glass, smashing up rotten woodwork, and battling the thick ivy clinging to the side wall. It is no surprise for us to find that the garage was built without foundations, hence the need for a digger.
There is a lot of debris - a great excuse for a bonfire!
We have an ugly and hazardous sloping roof to remove and plan to put in its place one that is pitched and tiled.
Is it going to be a case of ugly duckling to swan, or can't make a silk purse out of a pig's ear?
I live with Himself (husband) in a former gamekeeper's cottage in the South-West of England.
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I have three blogs;
Share my garden,
My life in one hundred objects and
The 'Himself' blog consists of short stories and artwork, copyright of Peter Murphy.