You will be aware of the building work going on at the moment – well the bit I’ve been dreading happened on Friday. The three huge lintels above the kitchen windows and door came out and the three steel girders went in. One of the builders didn’t pitch up so there were just two of them. Literally a monumental job!
The builders tried to leave the lintels in one piece, trying to preserve them, as there must be quite a bit of history attached – the cottage pre-dating the battle of Waterloo. However, it was just too dangerous, so they cut the biggest two in half.
I have been living on a building site for a few months, but now my kitchen is no longer habitable. I go into it to get water and do the dishes, but otherwise mum and I are camped out in the sitting room. Not easy!