Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Roof is on

 Friday last week the roof went onto the cottage
 The opening above will be a sliding door (the bricks in the middle are supporting the wall now)
 Inside the cottage facing an door  opening to the original building 

  The shower off the bedroom (the large window will provide a view of the mountains while you ablute!) 
 Grant standing in the middle of the bedroom. Once the old "loo" is removed, we'lll have even that much more space 
 Open plan area: the kitchen will go here
 Facing the other way to the lounge/dining area 
 My back door: there will be steps leading up to a deck on the bank beyond 
 The view from the patio (once it's built! ) along the driveway to the hotel below  
 And a view across the garden to the forest below 
 An elevated view across the new roof to the forest below 
This gives an idea of the newly added-on cottage with the existing house in the right of the photo

The builders are plastering as this post is aired. The electrics are in; the TV man has laid cables for Caroline's house. Even though we don't have a telly, she has instructed him to connect our house to her PVR cable. Some time in the future, Grant may be able to watch Supersport again! Whoo-hoo! 

All things being equal, the building is still on track and we should move in on the estimated date. 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fiery-necked Nightjar call

Before we left Bergview (while our cottage is being built) I managed to record the Fiery-necked Nightjar early one morning. I hope you can hear it. The call sounds like: "Good Lord deliver us" 

At first the bird's call seems stuck on the first two notes. Then it calls properly and you hear my whispered: "yessss" There are other bird sounds in the middle of the video as well: the Spurwing Geese were flying over while I was out there. 

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here

Open and shut case?

Seen on the door of a printing factory while collecting banners for The Art Box

(They were open that day, LOL!)

I'm linking to Wordless Wednesday here