Category Archives: Sodhouse Bank

Roof

Well, the holiday’s over and it’s time to focus on house stuff again.

One way to raise the value of our home, we thought, would be to install a swimming pool. We’d be the only house on Sheriff Hill to have one.

It’s currently filling up nicely, aided by heavy rain.

Gas

I haven’t felt very well the past couple of days. I mislaid an inhaler the other day, so I had to resort to an almost dead device.

Which didn’t work very well, leaving me struggling a little.

But, in my local, I was able to acquire a new inhaler. OK, so it’s of the stubby variety, but it worked straight away.

And, for the first time in a couple of days, I can breath normally again.

Relaxed now.

A sign

I’m quite excited about my latest purchase.

It should arrive in the next week or two. While I’d love to substitute it for the existing street sign on the front of the house, I’ve resigned myself to its location in the garden.

Render II

Removing old plaster from the shed walls isn’t really something I enjoy. However, it’s damp, so it needs to come off before render goes on. It seems that the walls had been painted blue, I’d guess that was in the 60s, when the shed was used as a taxi office. There’re also traces of an earlier green (20/30s?).

It was a shame to render over stone, but I really couldn’t be bothered to rebuild another two walls, with a damp-proof membrane.

But now I only have one wall left to render.

Green door

After putting it off for way too long, we now have a new front door (-ish).

It needs some work, but it’s already miles better than its plastic predecessor.

Apparently, the door shall be green.

Its neighbour too, most likely.