Too busy to blog!

Who needs a car?

Who needs a car?

Mr Smith in action

Mr Smith in action

Tin-man

Tin-man

Who needs the gym?

Who needs the gym?

almost. Got up early this morning and headed to the wood shop just as the sun was coming up. Because we don’t own a car I used my bike. Bought two more beams and some more wood for the chicken-fence and actually managed to cycle back with it, 4.8m long boards. I don’t have to work hard to be known as that crazy old lady in my old days… Got most of the beams screwed tight but one is at an angle, there are these huge rocks that I couldn’t budge when I cemented the foundations for the floor. Great to have a smith next door! I interrupted my (96 year old) neighbour, while he was up on a ladder pruning his trees, and asked if he could bend the metal thingies that I fasten the beams with. He was very happy to help. The smith’s work shed is now mainly used by his sons but it’s like jumping back in time. Old tools, old photographs and this fantastic tin-man.
So I got all but one beam done. Realised that I had to dig out some more soil and lots and lots of old broken roof tiles. After carrying five big buckets of tiles, 2 of broken glass and a few of dirt I gave in and asked my son to help. So the rest of it I filled the buckets and he carried them out and emptied them. Why am I so stubborn? Should ask for help more often. Of course we finished the job double as fast and saving my already aching back.
I am probably cursing it now while writing but over all I am quite surprised that it’s not taking longer and that I am actually doing it. And I’m learning loads on the way. Had to make another trip down the wood shop to buy more tips for the electric screwdriver and they showed me what to look for to get the right ones for my screws. Now I’m no longer intimidated going there because they are so helpful and always make time to show me what’s what. Every morning I wake up early now thinking I could stay in bed because the kids are on holiday from school and I should really take the opportunity to have a lay-in but I am too excited about the barn!

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