Net curtains are so useful

I will be showing some pretty ugly shots later today, so I start with a shot Yvonne took of Lola on a walk. I think she is ready for her close up…

Meanwhile, back to the roof. Once we had removed the tarpaulin, the roofing felt, the stirling board and the stramet board, we were down to the glassfibre insulation which we removed to reveal…

…roofing felt on top of the plasterboard, and also quite a series of metal lattice trusses and wooden joists.

To try to give you a sense of scale I include this shot, and to give you a sense of how unpleasant some of this work was…

…we offer exhibit (a) – can you identify which of the black bits are rat poo, and which are decayed scraps of the hot water pipe insulation (which was quite possible gnawed by the rats)…

…and exhibit (b) – the electricity cable which had been chewed through in several places, and those places all showed evidence of scorch marks.

Anyway, by this stage we had revealed all the water pipes, electrical cables and other services which we stripped out…

…and then stopped for a coffee break!

By the end of last week, we had pushed down all the ceiling plasterboard, and begun to remove the trusses and joists so we could see the sky…

…and just as we downed tools, we noticed that some of the net curtains were still in place! These will come down one day soon, I have no doubt, along with the rest of the ceilings and joists…

… which, as you can see in this shot from the second floor suite, is nearly all down.

To help you relax after all this footage of destruction, here’s another shot of a border collie we see around here occasionally…

Lola, Queen of the river!

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