Thursday, 19 June 2008

Rain and drains

Yesterday was a blustery day of heavy showers and fleeting sunshine which meant the wellies came in handy again. The garden continues to suffer as the installation of drains has begun. This one pictured is the foul water drain. Once that's filled in, it will be the turn of the surface water drains. Also, Peter has concreted round the pond - which looks massive. Oh and the re-planted cedar tree is still alive.

The most exciting development is that the joiners have started work laying the oak flooring. This photo is of what will be our bedroom which also shows the rooflight and back wall windows. Progress is slow although they hope to finish the first floor by the time we visit next week. The underfloor heating people should have returned last Monday to work downstairs but have been delayed.

Rosedale Abbey was pretty busy, despite the rain. The carparks were full and a coach had just arrived and for the first time ever I had to queue in the public loo! Fortunately, the coach tourists usually only stay for a wander around the village which takes all of fifteen minutes, half an hour if it includes cuppa and a bun, so they're soon on to pastures new. The whole village is usually quiet again by five o'clock.
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