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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:25 pm

The upside to the lousy weather this weekend has been that it's much more pleasant for outside manual labour. Which is good because I've had a lot to do.
If anyone ever mentions to you that they're thinking of putting some bamboo in the garden, give them a slap and show them this picture:
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Though you can't really see that well because the wide angle lens foreshortens things, but basically I've had to dig over about a quarter of the garden about 2ft down. More in someplaces. Say no to bamboo.

That meant shifting a lot of earth:
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Which would have been much easier if it wasn't liberally scattered with bricks:
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So yesterday was digging up, today was laying out:
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About six hours later:
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That's actually more progress than I expected to make this weekend, so there's a small chance that I might get round to actually doing some music at some point in the next fortnight... :headbang:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:39 pm

I don't envy you the manual labour (I hate it with a vengeance but have done a fair bit in my time) but I'm sure the results will more than justify the effort. :clap:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:51 pm

He's simply the site manager. It's Mrs Drew that does all the digging and he just tells her where she's gone wrong and has to do it again and better.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:18 am

You are standing od very shaky ground there Wonks (probably that dug by Drew himself) :bouncy:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:05 am

Wonks has got the process about right, just the roles slightly the wrong way round... ;)

Currently my back is rather sore and I literally have blisters on my blisters. It's amazing how often i don't tend to be doing stuff like this at work... ;)

Just hoping that right hand acer will survive, this week has not been kind to it.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:20 am

Nice work Drew... thought it looks to me as if you might have saved time getting Hugh to look at the earth problem ;)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 am

I think Hugh's focus is more on introducing a stable earth rather than shifting one... ;)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:19 am

It's horses for courses (didjaseewotididthere?)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 am

Just don't dig a circular trench and end up with a ground loop.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Dynamic Mike » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:27 am

Wonks wrote:Just don't dig a circular trench and end up with a ground loop.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:05 pm

Believe it or not it's taken a lot of effort to get this far.
Laid out for this morning:
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Base installed:
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Coming back next week for the main build.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:49 pm

Just noticed something a bit odd.
Your neighbour's fence on the left looks quite normal, and so does your back fence, but your fence on the right has the pickets on the same side of the palings as the posts.
Ooo-Errr.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Just another of those compromises...

Actually the way the fences are constructed is with the pickets on alternating sides. So one side must have palings and pickets. Unless you put the palings on both sides as well. Or do away with them altogether, which wouldn't have surprised me given some of the other shabbiness around this construction...
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:23 pm

fent
n. A slit; specifically, a short slit or opening left in an article of dress, as in the sleeve of a shirt, at the top of the skirt in a dress, etc., as a means of putting it on; a placket or placket-hole.
n. A crack; a flaw.
n. A remnant, as of cotton; an odd piece; specifically, imperfectly printed or imperfectly dyed ends of cotton and other cloths, which are sold for patchwork and similar purposes.

Ahah, it’s not the singular of fence.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:32 pm

Ah no, fence not fents. The word you need to look up is fenc.
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