Sunday, 27 June 2021

It has to go.

Here is a before picture of the garage which is coming down. Doesn't look too bad on  this side because I covered the horrible grey walls with paint, and allowed the ivy to grow over it. It's an absolute wreck inside and the roof is caving in. I wasn't going to do much in the garden this year, it was a snap decision, this has got to go. 
First job, remove all the ivy, I made a start. 
I used a saw to cut through the thick trunks near to the bottom. It should start dying now. Two on this side. 
And two on the other side. 

The back of it is looking a bit bare now. 
I was working late last night to strip it off the the roof. Just got the last of it down at 10.30pm. Inside it's almost empty. Next I will take the doors off and take them to the tip. That will be as much as I can do. I have to find someone to dismantle it. The wall panels and roof need to be wrapped in plastic. The man at the skip hire firm said it has to be double bagged. 

Today we had another village boot fair, I put my tables out similar to last time. It was also the Open Gardens as well, so more visitors were expected. Opening time was advertised as 9am and I was ready. 

We got the usual folks dashing about in cars looking for the bargains. They weren't village people they came from further away. They snap up anything that is cheap so they can sell it on to make a profit. Three cars pulled up at the same time, they were in a hurry, quick look, I'll have that and that, hand over the £1, and off to the next one. My sales weren't very good and I wonder if it will be worth the effort to do it again. I got rid of some of my own junk that I didn't need any more. It helps with the de cluttering. 

I packed the stall up at 1pm, it went quiet, no one about. After lunch I took Billy dog out. We had a nice walk through the woods and along the river bank. 
The start of another week, and almost the end of the month. Three more days of walking left. I have gone over the 500 miles which marks the half way point. Last chance to top up your miles if you are taking part in the challenge. 
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

8 comments:

  1. Hi Ilona,

    Be careful that roof looks like it's made of asbestos... best to get the experts to have a look at it first i'd imagine. Not sure but it could be in those walls too, make sure whoever does it wets everything and doesn't break up the panels as the fibres could contaminate your garden/surrounding areas.

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    1. It is asbestos. My neighbour had one the same. He took it down with the help of his father. I know about the dangers.

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  2. Sorry your sales were not too good this time. You put a lot of talent and effort into what you create and are so very generous to the cat shelter.
    Don't do more on the garage now than remove the doors before getting help- as you plan. Common Sense is your middle name.

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  3. Cost us a fortune at the smallholding years ago when we took down a huge old asbestos panelled shed dating from the 1950s. It didn't have to be wrapped in plastic so that must be an extra precaution

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    1. I've just been speaking to a firm in Leeds. They are coming to do a survey on Wednesday.

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  4. Please be careful, asbestos is a real killer my husband died of adbestos cance (pleural mesothelioma).

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    1. That's so sad. Kathy. My friend in B.C. is suffering from it now. He was given a year to live and has made it 18 mths so far.

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  5. I have got that ivy climbing up the front of my house and at the back,so I am going to do what you have done,,,saw through it.Why didnt I think of that before,lol.As nice as it looks,it is as high as my bedroom windows now and my Mam says that it doesnt do the walls any good.So thats a job for me tomorrow.Sorry to hear that your boot fair didnt go great cause it looks like you had some nice stuff on your table.Hope that you made a profit,even a small one.You have done a great job with your garage.I just hope the asbestos isnt going to be very expensive to remove.xx

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