Sunday, June 13, 2010

Catching up......with myself!!

Well folks, its been a while since my last post! mainly due to the fact that we have been incredibly busy on several projects, some related to the house and some not!

I have now been joined by my Farther in Law Kevin, who as an experienced builder is proving to be invaluable!! even if its just someone to talk to during the day!!
We have managed to get a little order into the site over the past month by clearing tons of vegetation away to allow us to see the building properly.
The old animal buildings which had sustained some damage over the winter(....roof fell in!), have now been demolished and cleared ready to be rebuilt! we have now amassed a rather large pile of rubble which hopefully will prove useful in reinstating the road and raising the level of the garden in one particular area where it is around half a metre lower than the rest of the garden!

We are also in the process of applying for some aid from the European union to assist us in the restructuring knowing Italian bureaucracy we could be waiting some time!!
However, if we are successful we will be able to do a little more in the way of finishing touches!

I will try to download some photos next week to show a little of the progress so far..... unfortunately not as much as I had hoped for at this stage but equally not an insignificant amount of work!!

PS. anyone with any good ideas about alternative power please contact me or post a comment with your idea!

Ciao for now

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