Archive for October, 2010
One of the disadvantages of being busy with building at this time of year is that it doesn’t leave much time for fungus forays.
Yesterday the delivery of sand and cement we’d been waiting for arrived, so this morning we got started at 8:30am laying the lower slab for the log store.
While I fetched and carried buckets of water, Ema took charge of the cement mixer.
With so many simultaneous building projects on the go, it’s been easy to overlook the harvesting on the quinta needing done. Thanks to daily reminders though from some of our Portuguese neighbours further along the track, we were in no danger of overlooking the chestnut harvest. Over the last 2 days I’ve collected some 20 kilos or more.
Having put the finishing touches to log store number 1 yesterday, today we got started on another one!
With all our heating and cooking to be fueled by timber from our woods, one thing we can’t have enough of is space to store firewood and keep it well aired and dry, so part of the renovations to the two buildings on the quinta include provision for a decent amount of log storage adjacent to each.
No. Not for the houses. STILL waiting on a delivery of more stone (over a month now) and the previous owner removing his stuff (over a year and a half now) before we can progress either of those …
The frustrations of waiting on a succession of Other People before I can get on with what I want to get on with were starting to get to me yesterday. Not only were there the ‘more schist’ and ‘less shit’ items above, I was also expecting a delivery from the local builders’ merchants, some parts of which were already a week overdue.
It’s amazing the difference a day makes …
Or, to be more accurate, a downpour and a bit of wind.