It could be art I suppose.
There is always one who is so nosey that they have to see what is going on.
Freya isn't out of the frame either. Frank and Freya are both as bad.
Freya is taking so much interest, Tony was thinking of giving her the title of builders mate. If there is something he can't find, it's a sure sign that Freya knows exactly where it is, or where she has left it after running off with it in the first place.
Day 17 after black water came into the cottage. We still don't seem any further along helping things to be up and running to get back to some kind of normality. It's not any fault of ours, just the way it goes as far as paper work is concerned.
Although there is one thing that is moving along, the removal of our old stone and concrete fireplace
This is how you last saw it.
We tried hard to save the large mantel beam we took down from the fireplace. What you see above the fireplace, is a lintel and not for removal.
We had intended to put back the beam after cutting it down into a straight line at each end. Sadly the smell of the wood when we started to saw, gave away the fact the beam at one time had been eaten away inside by woodworm. Not sure how long the beam had been on the fireplace, but I know that for years I have been polishing it.
If we had known how bad the wood was, it would have been removed a very long time ago.
New oak beams.
Our 2012 time capsule in place.
The fireplace is moving along. It's very positive stuff. Wish our insurance company were just as quick and positive.
Freya is over at the CATFLAP CAVALIER, she has yet to let Santa know about the fireplace. But then we all know Santa knows everything. Especially all that those that have been naughty or nice.