Last weekend I was down at the site cutting logs and doing some tidying up. Whilst working (read dicking around), I managed to get the Range Rover well and truly stuck (high centred) in some very deep mud. The weather has been pretty poor and the place looks like the Somme. I tried for an hour and a half to get it out but to no avail. So I left it there with a view to coming back Monday morning and eating a large slice of humble pie and getting a tow off the builders.
By the time I arrived on Monday morning, they had already dragged it clear and set to work taking down the scaffolding. This represents the start of the next major phase, working on the ground work outside (drains etc) and I was too excited to be embarrassed about my poor landrovering skills.
This was the first time that we have seen the place without the scaffold and it looks amazing. We are very happy with the way its coming along. Inside they have continued with fitting kitchens, laying floors and doing electrics.
|First views of the house and bothy without the scaffolding|
|View of main entrance and extension|
|They have also been busy inside, tiling and painting|
|Another view of the kitchen and living area|
|Another view of the house with no scaffolding - its so exciting!|
|The bosses checking out the bothy kitchen|
|Place looks rather like a WWI battle field|