OK, have to order the iron so the East and West walls can be finished but now it's mostly just the hoppers around the ground floor. Then she's done!The weather stopped coming at me when the West wall was completed. It turned and commenced coming in from the North. Typical, saw me tryin to hold it back. But the hoppers should be done within about 10 days, if not a lot less, then the wind can howl away.
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Well there was a wind today and a smattering of rain this morning but we managed to get some other chores done as well as start cladding over the driveway, the East wall. I'll be putting a garage door in here, to give simple access until the hoppers become awnings and allow doors to be built beneath them.
Friday, February 18, 2005
It's a beautiful country, Oz. And I am lucky to live in a part of it that's not so badly drought stricken, especially now. Misty skies and drizzling rain so the tools are stashed and the tank is overflowing again.
At least the internet is here and so parts of me can spend time in other places whilst this one puts physical activity on hold. Although now is prolly the time to be digging drainage channels as it's easier to check that they do, in fact, -drain-!
You can see the North wall closing in here (on the right side). The place is getting warmer now when the sun's on the iron but it's still a bit foot stamping when the weather decides to turn misty, as it seems to do at least once a week lately.
Well the completion (almost) of the SW wall has made it much more bearable in the shed. The wind is not so powerful from the other directions and so life here is pretty dang pleasant. A swell camping spot.
'Tis still a bit of a mess inside as we are always moving the furniture around to accommodate the next stage we are working on, but as the weather proof area expands so too the choice of location for weather sensitive furniture.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
The West wall nearly done, thank God. The South West is where most of the weather comes from so making this place less subject to hair-raising winds means I need this wall in asap.
The large iron hoppers at the bottom will swing up to become awnings when I can afford to build a new wall where they now stand. Mostly 2nd hand glass built into frames with at least one large sliding door to allow air movement and of course human traffic.
The polycarbonate strips allow light in, as well as heat for the winter, but also help by giving a kind of view. Save one from lookin at the walls al the time, I believe it's good to see the sky.