While the discovery another damp area, and finally witnessing first hand a leak we’d seen the effects of last night were certainly depressing, it hasn’t been all doom and gloom around these parts lately.
Recently the temperature has really dropped, and we have had the heating on now for limited times, we’re experimenting with using the heating as little as possible, no point living in a high insulated eco house if you heat it up like an oven. Might have to get some slippers though, the rooms that are yet to have any floor fitted get chilly underfoot for sure.
Anyway, it’s been Halloween and we’ve had some snow, so I thought I’d share some photos of the season to lift the mood a little. Among them is a shot of the skylight, which is just fantastic, wouldn’t want to be without one now we’ve got one! Also for Halloween we ran a load of LED christmas lights around the French drain to uplight the house in a “spooky” way. It reflected really nicely off the silver Trespa panels, and we’re seriously considering doing something similar on a full time basis when we replace the standard light-house powered outside light the house came with!
Also shown is a photo of our lawn, which is the one and only good thing to come from our seemingly never ending list of problems at the home. As a goodwill gesture, George Wimpey arrange for the lawn to be turfed (they come with just mud as standard) and they also laid a patio around the rear of the house, and fitted a gate so we can get to the back garden without traipsing through the house. Very much appreciated, certainly saved me a lot of work!