Today the log cabin was delivered. All very exciting, except for the fact the concrete base is not ready and the weather is looking iffy.
Our builder/friend is a bit, um, relaxed, about a days work and as such things are taking a bit longer than we anticipated. We had hoped to erect the cabin as soon as it arrived but it looks like it'll probably be the weekend before we can make a start. It's a bit like a Grand Design - over budget and behind schedule!!
In the meantime the garden is looking a bit of a mess:
Mr G and W have been doing a bit of the donkey work and over the weekend they broke up the old hard standing (it was way too small). W is being paid an hourly rate - in this photo I think he's supervising!!:
It's all coming along now and the brickwork is looking good. Hopefully tomorrow the concrete will be poured and we'll be on the home straight with the base:
The house currently looks like a junk shop as I've been collecting furniture for the cabin and the boys new bedrooms. I got a sofa bed on eBay for the princely sum of £16 and a pair of wooden captain style chairs for £13. W wanted a sleigh bed and having thought we sold his high sleeper (none paying eBayer) we splashed out on a secondhand one for £60 - that's pretty expensive as far as our furniture goes!!
It evened itself out though - H needed a double and I was delighted to score one on Freegle - vintage 1930's too!! No pictures yet as we have no room!!
In the meantime the sewing room is a big mess as I've mentally moved out!!