October 14, 2014

Did it again!

I had to go into Montignac this morning and as I couldn’t avoid wasting the time anyway, I dropped into Les Briconautes and picked up a couple of small things. I really wanted to be pressing on with boarding the sides of the wood store, so I dashed back home and got going as soon as I could with just a quick snack for lunch. It was only when I was running out of nails that I realised that I’d forgotten to buy the most important thing that I needed at Les Briconautes and so had to go back again during the afternoon. And waste even more time 😐

I wasted even more when I carelessly let the circular saw blade slice into the saw’s power cable while I was putting it down with the blade still rotating and then had to continue cutting the wall boards to size using my jig saw. Annoying, but accidents do happen and I suppose I have to consider myself lucky that I’ve had very little go wrong really, throughout the whole job. I can say that now that I’m coming to the end, because as the pics below show, today I completely finished off both sides and the whole of the front except for the two tiny trim pieces at the bottom on either side of the door.

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We had a lovely warm day again today with a temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius, and although tomorrow will be slightly cooler, with an outside chance of a shower by the end of the afternoon, I think that I’ll be finished by then, all bar finishing off the roof, that is. So here’s hoping.

There’s just one other small thing. I can’t find a Suffolk Latch for the front door anywhere over here – I suppose the clue is in the name. Benjamin just has a bolt on the outside of his door but that won’t suit me, as I want to be able to go into the store, close and latch the door behind me, so it can’t blow open again if it’s windy (and rainy or snowy), do what I need to do inside (eg split a few logs) and then be able to unlatch the door and go out again. So it looks as though I’ll have to make do in the meantime while I order one from B & Q or Wickes in England and get it sent out to me. Can’t be helped, unfortunately.