Well the week started nicely, the teams clearing out & cleaning inside to prepare for the final layer of the floors. We had a lovely sunset.
And then the rain started. We really need the rain, but we’d have been prepared to wait just a few more weeks. We haven’t suffered from the strong winds & storm Ciaran but it has really rained!!
We had a busy start to the week & Wednesday was a jour férié & so we only saw progress on Thursday when the wagons arrived ready to pour the concrete.
And then on Friday we were there to see the rest of the concrete arrive & poured in.
Thursday afternoon the floors had the colouring scattered & then the “helicopters” did the first polish.
On Friday the floors were then cut to allow expansion.
There’s one little issue. If you look you just might find the little hole in this pipe. A job for first thing Monday morning.
The really awful weather has meant that the stone finish on the North facing wall hasn’t progressed much. Hopefully it will be finished next week. It can’t have been much fun trying to work in such wet conditions & we have resorted to wellies again for any site visits.
Equally the 2 terraces were too exposed to lay the cement, & this coming week may not be any better. They’ll be done asap, but it’s a bit annoying.
After last week’s bombshell the architects & artisans have rejigged the work flow & fingers crossed the final snagging & handover is planned for 8th December. We’ll be moving after that.
The great news is that, despite how busy we are, Louise has her date 12th December for her interview/entretien for French Nationality. She’ll be starting the preparation this week. As if we don’t have enough to do!