It's starting to sound like a game of cricket. Every time we go to dig a hole, the heavens open up and put a stop to it.
However the week wasn't entirely wasted - there are a number of jobs that need doing inside the house, so the builder got cracking on demolishing parts of an existing wall to make way for new openings for the Ensuite and WIR. They also framed up both of these rooms, an area that was once occupied by a kitchen. The Ensuite and WIR that look like relatively small spaces on paper, actually appear quite large and will be flooded with even more light once the skylight is installed.
These few changes alone have made a massive difference to the feel of what will be the new Master Bedroom. Since these two rooms from the original cottage have been combined, this once pokey bedroom now feels so much more brighter and spacious.
The new footings have been marked out and they are now due to be excavated on Monday. As you can see, our Hill's Hoist is in the way:
But before it gets removed for good, I had to let the kids have a bit of fun with it:
So by the end of next week, I hope to see the footings completed along with a new concrete slab in the garage/storage area. This might also be a good week to take the boys over for a close-up viewing of some machinery in action. What little boy doesn't like a concrete truck or excavator?