Thursday, 1 April 2010
We spoke softly to all the little seedlings growing in a row.....grow you buggers grow.
April showers have nothing on us today, it has been the worst so far. Last night I woke up to the sound of howling winds and torrential rain and this morning after breakfast Mike and I took a walk around the site to suss the damage. Happily to report that the only thing really suffering now is the barn roof, there are tiles slipping off it like confetti and it is starting to look sad and disgruntled. We looked at the price to hire scaffolding, echaffodage to those who like the local lingo, and it seems that we can buy enough scaffolding to cover the front face of the barn for two grand in the UK, here, you are looking at a cool three grand plus TVA at 19.6% so it looks like we could plan a trip to see the Mums, Geoff and Chris with a trailer or hire a van and still have change, to hire the same amount of scaffolding would be 400 euros a month but by the time we have had to leave it up for 6 months because we are not roofers, and would need to take it really easy then I can hear us saying, should have gone to the UK and bought some. I did suggest to mike that we could store scaffolding as a tower in the middle of the garden and set it up as a viewing platform....we both like the sound of that. but hey ho that is more expense and we are trying, and I mean really trying to keep our expenditure to a moderate concern so perhaps next year we will be able to attack the roof. So, rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun, that is the order of the week but we have the tunnel to run to and today we worked on the geraniums and spoke softly to all the little seedlings growing in a row.....grow you buggers grow.