And so it begins…..
As Hurricane Bertha sweeps across Britain, leaving tail winds, rain and general non-summer type destruction, what’s happening here, yep, the roof of the West Wing is coming off! Sparky Kev was just here to disconnect all the electrics from that side of the house and commented that he’d seen all sorts of lethal stuff in his career but not ever in the same square metre. So heartening. Nails going through wires, scalding central heating pipes burning through cables, it’s a wonder we didn’t lose Moregeous Mansions to a fire years ago!
Once disconnected, we then realised that the rest of the first floor lighting is also connected to the West Wing, so not only will, once we lose the bathroom today, we be peeing in a bucket, we’ll be peeing in a bucket in the dark. What fun.
I’ve just cooked my *first batch of bacon butties to give the boys a much needed boost as they strip off all the decorative slate, battens and old felt in the driving rain. The slates will be saved for re-use and new breathable membrane used when the whole wing is reconstructed. It’s actually happening, after all these years, I can’t quite believe it!!
And here’s what it looked like by lunchtime: