to update the blog is just not happening right now. Work is great, but finding the time for all my normal activities plus 4 hours of work and an hour of travel each day is taking its toll.
So here are some pics of what the house was like while still up on jacks.
The kitchen. Still like this after being down on the new piles.
The hallway (it’s like this in every corner of the hallway). No improvement after being on piles.
The gap in the roof of our room. This is slighty smaller than when it was on jacks, and have been repaired (sort of) from the outside, so it appears so far to be weatherproof.
Our window, which got even worse after a 2nd big crack appeared after strapping the room back on. Still, this window is going to be completely replaced with a set of french doors sometime soonish.
The side of the house that appeared NOT to be attached to the floor. It took Grays an extra day or two to fix this.
This crack in the gib of Lilly’s room didn’t seem too bad, but after the wall and floor were fixed (as in the pic above) the wall was now shorter and the gib has a huge bow in it, now sticking out a good 3 to 4 inches in the middle. It will never fit again.
So I’m sure you can see why we will be re-lining all the walls of the house.
I have to say for a while there I was quite despondent about it, but I’m over that now. The new deck is 95% done, the rest will get done in due course, probably over the next couple of years.
Now I get to worry about childcare for the school holidays, OH JOY. And no, the teens are not responsible enough to look after the small boy for full days, several weeks at a time.