Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Up On The Roof...

Finally...... the front dormers on the house have been renovated! They have been quietly rotting away for the last 25 years or so, and getting builders in to do the work was prohibitively expensive, so late last summer Wyn decided to do the job himself.
But of course, with it being the tail end of the summer, he only managed to complete one before we went on holiday in late September, and by the time we came home, the weather was bad, and carried on being bad all winter.
So when Wil came home for a visit last Tuesday, he happily agreed to help his Dad and get the other two dormers finished. They re-tiled the roofs, replaced the rotten timber, and clad the new wood in uPVC.
They finished last night, just in time for Wil to go back to Bristol today.
Finally, the scaffolding can come down, and we can sort out the garden!

It's pretty high up there!

I'm going to choose my moment carefully before mentioning that the three dormers at the back of the house also need renewing...
Nia xx


HazelB Handweaver said...

Wow you got Will up on the roof????
How come we are both married to twits? That is the sort of pose Paul would do

Nia said...

I think it must be our fate, Hazel!
It sounds like I tied poor Wil to the roof for a week to get him to help, but I'm not that cruel, he did manage to fit in a couple of days of mountain biking, a lot of eating, and even more sleeping while he was home.

Audrey said...

Hi Nia,

I found you on Flickr. Love your blog!!!
What gorgeous jewelry you create!
I adore your beautiful home..love the great stone and the dormers and am jealous of your garden area.

Outstanding photography and I really enjoyed reading about your creations and your family.

Many blessings,
aka AudreyGardenLady

Nia said...

Thank you Audrey! It's so kind of you to take the time to comment!
I'm afraid my garden is rather non-existent at the moment, but hopefully, once the scaffolding comes down and we have some time, it will resemble some sort of normal garden again!