So, here we are, ‘feet under the cabin table’ as the saying goes! It’s all a bit shambolic with boxes and tools lying around and the odd piles of sawdust that keep reappearing in different corners.
That said, there are spuds baking in the soba and I’m sitting here writing this powered by solar electricity and J is reading Private Eye. We have ice-cold spring water for drinking and super-heated hot water for showering (when the cabin gets finished tomorrow). The temperature outside is minus 3 or 4 but we are cozy and, most important of all, the bed is made and we will be spending our first night here. Just three months and two days since we acquired the title deeds – how cool is that?
we asked for a basic bed frame knocked up out of scrap and that’s what we got!
ready and waiting
When we first arrived for this visit we were delighted with the obvious progress outside . ,
the beautiful, old juniper wood steps – at least 100 years old and good for a hundred more
solar hot water system and my ‘depot’/tool box
inspecting the kitchen cupboards and drawers
the chippy began fitting the ‘antique’ doors
we have no idea who this guy is, he just wandered in and began offering advice – on absolutely everything, as one does in Turkey!
assembling the soba/oven – so, where does this bit go?
another job jobbed!
that chirpy chippy again
(just realised that apart from the glitch that prevented comments, a chunk of the post has disappeared into the ether as well)
watch and learn boy!
Boffer getting in on the action
not half bad
Electric solar panels installed and after I threw my teddy in the corner when the ‘electrician’ decided that connecting them together the way the manufacturer said a 24v system should be connected was all
bollox rubbish, (the fact that he shrugged when I found the cut up connectors and started bouncing off the wall did not endear him to me).
once sorted we had damn nearly 230v AC output!
final connections from the plumber before he ran out of silicon to bed the shower = oh well, tomorrow is another day! (drill powered by the sun)
It’s a bit shambolic but we’re in, the wine is breathing in the corner, the raki is chilling on the door step, the boza is on the shelf and all is well with this corner of the world!
Alan Fenn and J, happily ensconce down the rabbit hole.