Steeling ourselves (yes, really) for the next building phase…

Last week, we decided to treat ourselves to another day off at the Great Orme in Llandudno. The weather was a bit misty…

…so we decided to go underground at the copper mine on the Orme. It was absolutely fascinating and, best of all, the modern excavations began in 1987 (the year we were married) after permission to use the site for a carpark was being considered. We felt very attached to what had been achieved in the last 35 years. Apparently, evidence found here has changed the known history of European trade!

Then it was back to the day job. I took this photo to show the view from our suites onto the part we are about to build, as a reference photo for later.

SImilarly this shot shows how the building site looked before delivery of…

THE STEELS!!! They arrived on two lorries, so I will spare you some details but…

…Lola carefully supervised the offloading of the first steels…

…being carefully lowered onto bearers so they can be more easily moved later…

…and then the shorter bits were offloaded…

….followed by the longest bits from the second delivery. Its scary to know that what we paid for this pile of metal is about the same as a friend of mine paid for a terraced house in Nottingham in the mid 1980s. I really must get out more…

…or perhaps the fumes have affected my judgement. This bonfire consumed some wooden waste so the site is now cleared and ready for us to erect the frame, once the relevant heavy equipment is available to come on site. And its a good job Mike had his wits about him and noticed that the steels had been delivered with some holes missing so…

…yesterday they returned and drilled a few additional holes which should enable us to bolt this frame together as soon as we get the chance.

Today its a heap of metal: tomorrow it will become the most fun we have had in a while as we scratch our heads and try to work out how flange A fits into slot Q, and which bits need bolting to which other bits. Anyone care to join in the fun…?

2 thoughts on “Steeling ourselves (yes, really) for the next building phase…

  1. I like a puzzle Carrie & Mike, i’ve done crazy paving, like doing a heavy jigsaw puzzle, now you’ve got a very heavy mecano set there, I’ll let you and your trusty team help you with that. It’s great to see your progress, good to have leisure time too, watched weatherman walking on the Gt Orme recently. All best wishes Julie

    1. You are spot on – its just like giant meccano, but slightly heavier on the wrists! Here’s hoping you enjoy this fortnights progress…

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