Saturday, 14 November 2009

Hurrah, it drippeth no more.

Oh joy oh rapture...we have dispensed with the buckets, the tarpaulins have been removed, I've swept and mopped up the mess and now it is done.


We finally have a shiny new roof... in a tasteful shade of forest green. You can still see an upturned bit which is a nice grey colour (I like it too) but  Her Ladyship wants green so....
It took a bit of doing mind you, but just between us, I really quite enjoyed myself what with oodles of mess to tidy up and the never ending refreshments required for the work force.

Oi...Elfypants! shHow uz somE of da roofy musHrooms then!

The detritus that came off the roof was most interesting and appeared to be made of wet cardboard.

I gather from Master J that there was more than one and a half tons of the rotten stuff and all of it was sopping wet.

WE Wants sum shRooooms picKcha's Elfy!

Now however we have nice dry plywood instead.

 Her Ladyships brother did a marvelous job of stripping of all the old tar and cardboardy stuff and almost came in through the roof to say hello at one point.

Even  Her Ladyship herself helped out by removing all the wet plaster board from the inside before Master A did a splendid job of fitting the new stuff. Now it's just down to the master to finish...

Oi! mista Elfy perSin Dobbly, wot abOut da roofy musHrooms then!

Oh alright then, anything to keep you quiet...and it's Dauby if you don't mind.

AAAAaaaahhhhh loooky loooky - yumness taSty fungusSness!

Good grief, Goblins really are a pain the the derriere...and none more so than Bramling Leafmould Esq. However that should keep him out of my hair for a while (well, it would if I had any...aha aha aha ha ha! ).
Now where was I, Oh yes... Her Ladyship got busy tearing down the plaster board and that horrible wooly stuff that looks like orange sheep...

...and now all that remains to be done is some titvating up and a little decorating.



  1. What a lovely view you have, so pleased it's no longer visible through your roof.

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  3. Oops I pressed post comment before I said anything how silly.
    Yes Miss Lampie it is so much nicer to look out the window than through the we can organise our winter workshops without handing out umbrellas!

  4. What an awful, messy job! Glad you've got it done before this latest round of storms!