Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Roofing and other trials


Life continues to be busy, as ever. Most pressing of all is trying to sort a new roof. (She says casually.) Over the last few weeks we’ve had gale force south easterly winds which, on Bank Holiday Monday, nearly ripped the flat roof off my house and the two next door. Luckily Mr B and Joe leapt up there like mountain goats and secured it with a plank and bags of cement (no mean feat in winds so strong they could hardly stand up), and the next day Tony came and secured it with battens. Since then I’ve been getting quotes and we’d got it all sorted when one of the other landlords put a spanner in the works on Monday night.

So my blood pressure has been a little high over the last few days. Thankfully I’m able to let off steam but I shall be glad when the next hurdle is crossed.

On a brighter note, we had an interesting time clay pigeon shooting last week (see above). To my chagrin, I didn’t hit a single clay but neither did Mr B which mollified me a little. We then went on to Godrevy to pick mussels. Well, we didn’t actually because the rock we had in mind was under water when we got there (and yes, I had checked low tide) but we had a good recce and earmarked it for next time (always good to have an excuse to go to Godrevy).

And while we may not have got any mussels, we went round the corner and saw a cove full of seals – about 50 of them – all sunbathing on the beach. Now that was a sight I will never forget. (But as I didn’t have the camera, you will just have to imagine it.)

12 comments:

Jenny Beattie said...

OMG, your roof dramas sound terrible. I hope it's sorted soon.

Oh, but the seals sound wonderful.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks JJ - just awaiting another visit from Tony to plan the next step! Seals were great...

ADDY said...

Hope you get your roof done without problems - do you remember mine last September? Since then I've been a gibbering wreck. I need to get someone in to modernise the bathroom, but after the roof experience, I am nervous. Make sure you get a few quotes and recommendations before you decide.

Flowerpot said...

Addy- yes. we've got several quotes and I'm not the only one making the decisions which helps!

Akelamalu said...

A new roof is a major job, I hope you get someone who knows what they're doing. I would have love to have seen the seals, shame you didn't get a photo. :)

flowerlady said...

Good luck with the roof and lucky you for seeing the seals

Rena George said...

All that roof business must have been so traumatic, Sue. Here's hoping the repairs go well.
But how wonderful that you found the cove full of seals. Maybe it really is true that every cloud has a silver lining. xx

Flowerpot said...

Ak - yes we have got someone who will do a good job - just a complicated process!

Flowerpot said...

Rena - I think life is a lot easier if we do believe that every cloud has a silver lining!

Flowerpot said...

Flowerlady - thanks!

Debs Carr said...

What a horrible time you've had with your roof, I hope you manage to sort it out without too much expense.

I'd love to have seen the seals, what a wonderful surprise.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - ah the expense will be the nasty bit!