2020

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Finally, the initial coat of stain on the log cabin is complete. The door and window frames are now black. That might seem a strange choice but the tilt and turn mechanism on the opening windows that flank the side door have a black strip in the frames below the glass and having the rest of the ... read more
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Today, Just before 14:00, I took a couple of pictures as it was clear that the lake was above the levels seen Yesterday . The first showed Peter's field. And the second was of the duck house. It is the first time that I can recall where the water is not just above floor level, but above the... read more
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While I discovered further storm damage today I was almost more interested to see how the water levels were rising. The first blurry photo I took was of the duck house at around 09:35. Swinging the camera round a little you can see the fallen crack willow is now engulfed by water that wasn'... read more
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I walked round the grounds again today. As you'll see from the second post today I was primarily getting photographs of the height of the water, but during the tour I discovered more tree damage. The first I noticed, which I hadn't spotted in a walk round the grounds yesterday, was another oak. ... read more
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There is a lot of talk of the coming Storm Aiden on the national weather forecasts but at Ruston House we have suffered the worst storm damage yet. This morning I went round the grounds taking photos of the damage that we woke up to yesterday. First were the as yet unlaid path grids scattered... read more
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I may be describing this as Day Six, but it's now the end of the week and the cabin has been formally handed over. The picture I took this evening shows that the glazing unit has now been fitted and the veranda boarding is no longer in a stack an about to be laid. The trim at each end of th... read more
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There's been four days since I started work on the chippings path. Today I remembered to take some photos of the progress made. Just before 14:30 I took these first two pictures. The first shows the area which was at the limit of the photo taken on Monday . At the point where it sweeps to t... read more
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I may be describing this as "Day Five", but as you'll realise when looking at the dates of posting, there's been a gap over the weekend. This morning scaffolders arrived to do their thing so that work could continue on getting the roof finished. It was a simple task and there were... read more
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It's Saturday and, after a day working on the path, I finally got round to taking photographs of the work on the cabin done yesterday. At first glance, as yu approach, you might think the cabin is finished, but as you get closer you'll realise that there is no boarding on the veranda. ... read more
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Yesterday I began work to improve the main path from the house towards the bridge. There was more to the job than I had originally foreseen and I was so distracted that I failed to take any pictures of what was planned as completion day for the cabin. We'd long wanted to create level pat... read more
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Once again, shortly after midday, I made a trip with camera to see progress on the cabin. From a distance you really get a good idea of how it will sit in the landscape. Once at the site we see that the veranda roof, or loft floor, has been fitted... ...as has that to both rooms t... read more
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The team were on site early and we let them get on with their job, making a first visit with the camera just after midday. They'd made significant progress. It almost makes you wonder if the whole job will take the four days planned. Just after 16:15 I went to look at how the cabin wil... read more
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At long last today was the day when the team arrived on site to erect our log cabin. After spending a good part of the day unloading the two trucks and carting all the material 100 yards across the cottage lawns, they were able to start work on putting all the parts together on our side of th... read more
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