A New Start #9: Outside services (20-08-2010)

Blog entry by Tikka posted 08-24-2010 06:21 PM 2477 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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It has been a long and hectic weekend – hence the reason for not posting over the last couple of days.

Finding rubble for the hole, it is not as easy as its sounds – if I had only started at the other end of the utility room, I would have had plenty. Hind sight is a wonderful thing!

Removed 1 ½ cubic meters of brick from halfway down the garden, to nearer the house – I also needed to move them to get access to the caravan.

Waited for the delivery of the back-hoe, it eventually arrived at 4 pm – 10 minutes learning curve, I had not driven/operated one of these in over 20 years – I had forgotten how much fun it was. Anyway pit it into forward gear and raced to the end of the garden at 2 MPH, when an old caravan was sitting, the previous owner of the house should have moved it but never got around to it.

A couple of slings around the tow bar and attached to the bucket and 5 minutes later it was at the junction between the house and the garage – guess what it would not go through, it was too high.

Just in time my son-in-law arrived to help, then we discovered, after debating how he had got it in there in the first place, that the roof collapses to half the height.

Open the door the caravan, which was used to house chickens for many years and was greeted by the stench of stale air and chicken S#*T – we started to remove the cabinets and cushions in order to collapse the sides of the caravan, when removing the last cushion, we discovered a wasp’s nest, complete with unhappy wasps. The wasps decided that they would attack me, I have not moved so fast in years – they still got me several times, luckily I am not allergic to the sting.

Eventually, we removed the offending cushion and most of the nest, which enabled us to collapse the sides and reduce the height of the caravan, so that it would pass under the eaves of the house and garage.

This completes Fridays adventure. Sorry no photographs.

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posted 08-24-2010 09:18 PM

The fun of moving JUNK

-- Retired in Delaware

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