Nik being around is a HUGE help and we are making good progress but the harsh reality of how much there is still to do does knock our confidence at times. However, a good sinking feeling is shown below:
Yes, the wash basins are up! Well 2 of them at least, just to prove they can be done (although not without lots of cursing and general disbelief about the quality of the sink fittings – maybe that’s why they were only 20 euros!?) and to get levels for the lighted mirrors, switches etc that are around them.
All the areas that must be painted before the tiling begins are finished now. Here’s a view of the outside kitchen, ready for tiling…
And we have assembled all the assorted tiles we have into rug designs and the great tiling project is nearly ready to commence…
And Nik is not the only one down a hole!
This massive toad (really, this picture hardly does justice to it’s size – Steve bravely picked the poor fellow up and released it whilst the rest of us looked on, squirming) accidentally found it’s way into a hole by the water tank. I, on the other hand, was sent into my hole! I had the glamorous job of bailing the water out of the basement and then shovelling out the mud that had been washed in.
Mmm, there’s a theme here. Steve sends all his workers into holes! And what’s he doing all this time? Oh, yes! The electrics – still… No, I’m being unfair – he’s done a great job. All the switches line up, all the lights are centred, all the junction boxes are tidy with no wires showing. Just look at the shower lights! Things of beauty!
I hate to tell him that now we have the excellent solar spotlights and festoon lights to light the entrances to the shower block and some of the paths and have a cheap, neat solution for lights at night (battery powered lights that can be stuck to the walls in key places and pushed on and off) we’ll try to use the genny as little as poss!