Sunday, 29 November 2015

Holding back the flood - part II

What a week!

We have had one success : the field drain is working nicely and the fruit trees are no longer standing in their own personal swimming pools. It's still pretty damp out there, but hey, this is Holland. It rains. And there is water. Lots and lots of water.

We've had chaps out to estimate for all sorts of work : we need to replace the gutters along the rear of the house, dig out the concrete around the mudroom entrance and lay drainage, get damp coursing injected into the base of the house to stop the rising damp, and we still haven't managed to work out why we have no electricity running through the top of the house. I'm hoping for a visit from the electrician tomorrow otherwise there's a good chance that our visitor at the end of the week will be wandering around in the dark at night.

Put all of this on top of the fact that it's been madly busy at work with a couple of late nights in the office, and I've been sadly lax in blogging. Most nights have been a case of get home, collapse into bed, and sleep.  It has made me think about frequency of blogging.  I know it's a key measure of success for a blogger - can you keep up a consistent stream of information for your readers? I'm planning to aim for 2-3 times a week - and if there is more, it's a bonus. I'll try and get something every weekend and once or twice during the week.

So, still paddling in water, but slowly making progress out of the flood!

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