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Stuff, Including Gravel, Ballast, Render, Clay and Other Forms Of Mud

The driveway is a big pile of mud because they came to dig this ditch and put in a drain and then they went away to do other jobs and it rained and rained and rained… But hopefully they’re coming … Continue reading

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One Bit Looks Awful And The Other Looks Great

Well, let’s start with a cheerful picture from Alec’s birthday dinner of steak and kidney pie and scalloped potatoes. And then we can follow that up with some destruction and chaos. Yes, it was finally time for the demise of … Continue reading

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Toilet, Part 2

Ok, so I finished the box, oiled all the parts, like, a hundred times with danish oil to get a wipeable surface, and assembled it all. You can just see the plumbing attachment in the picture above, which is cable-tied … Continue reading

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New Toilet, Part 1

An indoor composting toilet is finally on its way. We bought a fancy new separating seat, as well as a “Hot Bin” insulated compost bin, which will hopefully speed up the composting process significantly. With some helpful instructions, hints and … Continue reading

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What A Lovely Day

Well, I had a most charming and delightful day, hosting the ladies from the Royal Exchange Theatre Costume Hire department (where I volunteer on Tuesdays) for lunch at my house, because I’ve been talking about it for years to them … Continue reading

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