Monday, 31 May 2010

Same old, same old

A pattern has been emerging in our blog posts lately. It goes something like this:

1. We're sorry we haven't posted for a while.
2. The house build is progressing much more slowly than we thought it would.
3. It's getting colder.
4. We're fed up of camping.
5. Here are some photos.

Using this system I will be able to make future blog posts in a fraction of the time, simply by writing a list of numbers, and using font size to indicate relative importance.

Here is today's post:

1 2 3 4 5

Further levels of subtlety of expression can be added by using punctuation marks and bold text, as well as a variety of colours; for example,

(1) 2... 3 4 5!

I think you'll agree my new system is simple, elegant, and time-efficient. I'm predicting it will catch on with other bloggers.

Anyway, that's quite enough enumerating for one day; on with the 5!

Our bedroom door

The front of the house with all the doors and windows in

The view through one of the kitchen windows to the west

The view from the kitchen sink - not bad, eh?

We've started putting in the insulation on the back wall.

An overview of the building site

We're halfway through cladding the west wall.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Happy Anniversary

This week we're celebrating (if that's the right word) the one-year anniversary of starting to build the house. In honour of this, I thought I'd post some photos showing the current state of progress.

The view from where our bedroom window/door will be

Our bedroom, currently our workshop

 Our lovely yurt basking in the autumn sunshine

 The height of luxury - our wonderful toilet in the ensuite bathroom

 In the process of cladding the east wall

 The latest incarnation of our kitchen with a real, plumbed-in sink.
Note the hastily nailed-together sink unit. We're hoping to manage something a *little* less ramshackle when we build the kitchen for real.

 The current state of the east wall. We're getting there...slowly. The difference in colour is due to weathering - the left half was clad a week before the right. We assumed the cladding would get lighter as it weathered, but it's going darker.

Iain looking justifiably pleased with himself after we finished cladding the back wall

That sums up the state of play at the moment, so here's a reminder of where we started:

Our house one year ago