Sunday, 27 June 2010
We have got electricity on site, but need to get the water sorted. The pipe work has been done and its just waiting to be inspected. Fingers crossed we get it sorted very soon so that we can get over to the site. I am happy to live in a caravan but will not do so without a water tap being very close by!
We had a survey done to check how far the piled foundations needed to go down - it wasn't good news, they would need to go down nearly 30 feet and therefore wanted a lot of extra money as this wasn't what had been anticipated and quoted for! Our builders were fantastic and they have sorted things out with our building inspector and between them agreed we could do "normal" foundations however it meant going down about 10 feet for the majority of them. Some of them are a bit less so Rich could just see over the top of the shallower ones.... it does mean that we have loads of earth/clay to get rid of - lorry loads and loads and loads and loads... it is free to a good home if anyone wants some
Monday, 10 May 2010
However it wasnt quite plain sailing as look what happened...
A railway sleeper decided to move without encouragement and whooshed past Rich's head (which was covered by his hard hat) and land on his foot - oouch!
He has a broken bone in the middle of his foot with soft tissue damage. Crutches are the order of the day as he cant at the moment put his foot to the ground. However looking to the positive he was extremely lucky his foot wasn't crushed by the 1/4 ton weight!
Frustrating for him to say the least