Spring Has Sprung

My word – where has the time gone!  Can’t believe the last time I updated the blog was October last year – I’m getting very slack in my old age – forgive me.

Well over the winter we’ve done a bit more on the house – the outside is all finished now and we’ve been back working inside.  We’ve taken yet another floor out and replaced it with a nice new strong one.  We weren’t going to do it but Phil wasn’t happy with the strength of the old one and once we started taking it up we discovered a few rotten beams so glad we did.  We now have a new solid floor at a lower level than before in what was the old bathroom area – this area has now been sectioned off to create a new store room, cloakroom & utility.  Phil is currently working on all the electrics and has already done the plumbing and waste pipes.  He’s trying to get as much done in there before the messy work of knocking through to the existing kitchen.  The new entrance will be where our oven unit currently sits so there’ll be some moving around to do and chaos for a few weeks till the old steps up to the kitchen are blocked off and the new entrance completed.  Fingers crossed by the summer we’ll be ready to do the finishing touches.

Haven’t been snowboarding this year after Phils little accident last year and he still can’t get his snowboard boots on as his ankle is still slightly swollen even after 12 months and he didn’t want to risk it so soon after breaking it – perhaps next year we’ll get to go up – hopefully the house will be nearing completion by then.  At this rate I’m hoping that by Summer 2014 the work will be just about finished and we can start the B&B – till then family and friends are all welcome.  Looking forward to seeing P again in September (you know who you are)!!

Well that’s all for now – once I get some more up to date photos I’ll post them for you to see.

Hasta luego

Mel & Phil

Autumn Has Arrived

Where has the time gone – can’t believe we are just 8 weeks away from Christmas!  Don’t want to think about it just yet.

Work on the side of the house has come on a lot and Phil has been busy continuing the stone cladding along the side street and put the last new window in.  He’s also got the new side door in and so happy the old metal one has gone (everytime you opened it there was such a noise – now we have a lovely new rustic wooden door and a new little porch.  He’s now working on the tile work on the rest of the side wall.  (We’ve decided to put tile cladding on the remaining part of the wall as it is where the house naturally splits and in the future the house could possibly be split in two and half sold off – we’re keeping our options open and always thinking ahead for potential saleablity.  We’ve already got 2 water meters fitted and the electric box has been put in for future development potential).  Considering we lost 5 months of work on the house due to Phil’s broken ankle things have moved on quite a bit.  The aim is to get just about all the ouside finished before the worst of the winter sets in and then carry on working on the inside of the house.  Some how don’t think we’ll be snowboarding this Christmas!  Not sure what we’ll be doing this year – will play it by ear.

Check out the photos so far on the work – more to come as we progress.

Happy Hallowean and another update to come before Christmas.

Hasta lugeo

Mel & Phil