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The roof, part 8

March 12th, 2008 No comments

Well it couldn’t last I suppose. We’ve been so grateful that our new roof has been doing it’s job. Although water has been coming in around our new windows where we haven’t got around to replastering, it’s been much dryer in the house this winter and the growth of black mold on the bedroom ceilings has slowed down. We need to replace the ceilings but can’t afford to do that at the moment.
Last night there was a huge storm. HUGE. The gusts were hurricane force apparently. The dog was absolutely terrified (actually, so was I). Over the last few weeks there have been a few stormy days and nights. A chimney cowl flew off a couple of weeks ago and the metal boiler room chimney came down. Poor Al is not the best with heights but managed to scale the building and put the boiler chimney back. It came down again last night. So did some guttering. The worst thing is that the roof is now damaged. Slates have come down and more are damaged. Everything that was outside has moved (except the car). Even some railway sleepers that we use as a bench are not where we left them!
Time to call the Roof Doctor again.

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Goals for 2007

December 31st, 2007 No comments

We’ve added our featured list, a list of Goals for 2007 to the site. This list is different to other Lifelists. You can set target dates and tick off items when they are complete.

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Windows

September 17th, 2007 No comments

I’m really excited today. We’re having new windows fitted. What with our new roof, this winter is going to be a lot less damp and draughty that last winter (we hope).

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The roof, part 2

March 5th, 2007 No comments

Yesterday the wind was blowing at 130kmph. It took both of us to open our front door to let the dog out and the poor medium sized dog had trouble keeping her feet on the ground while she did her business. Then it took the weight (not insignificant!) of the two of us to push the door closed. That was yesterday, today it’s much the same except that it’s raining as well. The sound of the wind is bad enough but now it’s joined by the steady plinks and plonks of water hitting the various containers around the place. The front hall is like a lake, rain is coming through our old bedroom ceiling, through the floor boards and wetting the ceiling of our sitting room below. Our staircase squelches, one of the many pint glasses on our office window sill has been emptied four times already today and here Al and I sit wearing as many clothes as we can listening to the wind and the drips and trying very hard not to let it get us down. I’m very worried that the ceiling above the stairs is about to collapse it’s now so cracked and wet but Al tells me that as long as the water is escaping, the weight won’t build up and we’ll be OK. We have now decided that we have to close our little bar. It’s been on the cards for a while and as I may have mentioned before, our licence has a value at the moment and this may not always be the case. We’ve found a buyer- our licence will be transfered to a newly built hotel in Limerick (as sign of the times) and we will have the money to fix our roof as soon as the weather allows. So… there will be an end to this. That thought will keep us going.

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Goals for 2007

December 28th, 2006 No comments

We’re adding a list which will be a list of ‘Goals for 2007’. Al is programming away as I type. We hope to have this list in place for the new year. It will be a little different than a normal Lifelist. It has always been the plan to add ‘todolists’ to the site and this new list will be more like a to do list. We’ll be able to set target dates and tick an item off when it’s achieved so that we will be able to follow our progress. Of course if we don’t want to pressure ourselves by adding target dates then we don’t have to. I’ve found myself in the past, starting off a new year with a huge list of resolutions that I forget about shortly afterwards. This list won’t just be like a resolution in the traditional sense, apart from things I want to achieve it will be a list of things to remember; for me that means ‘don’t worry so much, enjoy yourself, relax, enjoy the simple things etc..’ I hope that doing it this way I will have a reminder of all of my intentions for the year that I can look at from time to time and edit if I like. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

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