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Emsberry Corner #2: our journey continues

Blog entry by Brian & Carey posted 07-12-2010 05:18 PM 2377 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We built a landing (attic) not sure what to call it in the garage and that’s where the children slept. Then we divided the garage into a bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom with panels. We put all the wardrobes into a square in one corner to create a dressing room.

Our water supply was pumped up to us from the farmer down the road a kilometre away into tanks perched precariously on some old scaffolding. The cut off valve was about 65 metres down the field. The farmer would pump water to us between 3 and 4 in the afternoon and it was my job to listen out for the gushing water, then rush out climb the scaffolding with the pipe and put it into the tank. When the tank was full, I would have to dash down the 65 metres to the cut off and switch off. That and emptying the bath was my job everyday while hubby and the kids were at work and school.

While we were living in the garage, we started to build the house that was attached to the garages. We had a brick layer, someone to mix the cement and me. It took us 7 months to complete the shell with windows and a galvanised roof. Some doors were in, but other were just boarded closed as we did not have the money to complete.

The next thing to do was put in the bath, basin and toilet in the bathroom and a kitchen sink in the kitchen. We still did not have water coming into the house, so I was still running for water everyday between 3 and 4. The bath was an old cast iron bath which we put onto building blocks and that stayed like that for a very long time.

-- Brian&Carey



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