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Daydream fund challenge part 4

edited 4 October 2014 at 12:24PM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    Rozee,

    Some bricks or blocks on top of them? Some old tyres?

    I had six old tyres for my small run but not sure where I put them, so last winter it was blocks over planks of wood.

    IF YOUR houses have stout strong floors you can of course put the blocks INSIDE,

    Much safer, and car boot bungee over the roof.
  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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    Rozee,
    IF YOUR houses have stout strong floors you can of course put the blocks INSIDE,

    As mine are sheds, I put the blocks inside and it was OK as a temporary measure.

    Doesn't appear to have been that bad here. No water in and the fabric all appears to be up there....:D

    I think we'll be building today, after 10 am.

    Hope everyone else is OK. :)
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  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    Just steady rain here, nothing 'fun' . No puddle even on our' floods when the sky sneezes' bit of roads.

    Back is killing me. I think that bloody motability lawn mower helps do me in. Because haven't used so much this year for longer spells feel the difference today perhaps!? Oh well, every thing still needs cutting!

    This week definitely off cutting though....rain rain, rain!
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    Miserable weather here:(
    Taking responsibility one penny at a time!
  • Well having not even managed to get a bid on a local chicken run (12' x 6') on the bay last night, I am pondering my next move. DH has costed me up a run of the same size, but at over £200 for the materials it isn't a great time to fork out that much at once, as I'm trying to address my credit card at the same time. I have £200 in savings which would go most of the way towards the wood etc, but time and how much my DH can do are both issues right now.

    More thought required...
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  • COOLTRIKERCHICKCOOLTRIKERCHICK Forumite
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    Rozee, I am so, so sorry to hear the news.. its hard for you and the kids without OH right now, but it must be umpteen times worse for him without you by his side at the mo..


    What a flipping night... really bad.. stopped now, and does seem to be clearing a bit, but I am sure they have forecasted more for tomorrow/Wednesday..


    so glad that 'the pigs on parade' picture won the viewers choice on countryfile... it was such a nice pic..


    Alex.. one of the main thing when having/breeding/hatching livestock, is to make sure you got everything in place before you start doing it.. didn't you have chickens? how did you keep them??


    Don't feel like it, but got to go into work today, as I sold things on the bay, so need to pack um up and ship um out..


    going to call into the chemist on the way.. to see if I can get anything for these sores..
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    While waiting for the storm to hit last night, I was reading up on septic tank drainage. By the end, I decided that because of winter waterlogging, our land isn't really suitable at all. :wall:

    Further, the methods being employed by our local 'expert' aren't up to modern practice either, so the whole thing is a bit of a pig's ear. :(

    Having come this far, I'm not minded to make waves just now, but with no resolution to the problem we have, it'll be 'interesting' to see how things go from here. :think:
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  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    I'm always making last minute adaptations or purchases. :( not ideal I know CTC. I could do with a handy man or a free builder. :(

    I so admire what you have done with the house. If we could get on with our out buildings like that I'd by joyous. I want to get the stables in, and need to build block walls, and lay floors. Part of me says go for it, the other part says.....this could go badly , badly wrong. I don't think I need to do anything about foundations, there is a barn there, strong enough floor, so I think I could build up on it, but drainage is important. Quotes just for the floor were 'gulp' inducing, ( I would have then got premade partitions instead of block work walls).

    I also need to replace my covered yard roof, ( corrugated iron flying off) and thinking of changing profile a bit to improve solar potential. Pretty sure a handier duo could do this.

    The boss and I just keep trying to ignore it ATM.
  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    Davesnave wrote: »
    While waiting for the storm to hit last night, I was reading up on septic tank drainage. By the end, I decided that because of winter waterlogging, our land isn't really suitable at all. :wall:

    Further, the methods being employed by our local 'expert' aren't up to modern practice either, so the whole thing is a bit of a pig's ear. :(

    Having come this far, I'm not minded to make waves just now, but with no resolution to the problem we have, it'll be 'interesting' to see how things go from here. :think:

    I would raise it. Its not making waves.


    IMO its preventing more expense further down the line.

    Personally having had difficulty with this neighbour already over this issue I was surprised you went ahead with the updating rather than a different option tbh.

    I'm an independence freak though, I suppose that's the back bone of my daydream. :)
  • DavesnaveDavesnave Forumite
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    Rozee, I never really knew any of my grandparents. I saw my granny a couple of times, but she was frail and ill by then; not someone a young child could relate to.

    I know you're all very upset just now, but your children will have priceless mental images of their Grandpa to carry with them into the future. Lucky kids! :)
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