Thursday, 21 October 2010

Before construction, destruction



Bottom gate
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It wouldn't be Bag End without tree roots . . .






Side gate
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10 comments:

  1. That looks interesting, the neatly cut wall implies you're having this done "professionally" - yes?

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  2. Are you implying that I couldn't cut a wall so neatly? {giggle}

    You are quite right though, it's another star performance from the "Wayne & Keith Show".

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  3. Do we assume concret will follow? It certainly does look professional so far. Very impressive!

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  4. Hello CB, yes - concrete and paving slabs. Will make getting out of the bottom gate less muddy in winter, and the side gate easier to negotiate, one of those jobs we've been meaning to get to for ages.

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  5. It's a well-known principle that you have to make it worse before you can make it better!! It works with rusty cars, holes in walls and, now, gates.

    Looking better already, although in truth it looked pretty good before.

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  6. Thanks Woody, one of those "omelettes/eggs" things. At least it will look less bad for a much lesser amount of time with the boys doing it than if we had tackled the job.

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  7. I have the same joy of digging into the soil and having my spade ricochet off some rock, piece of building rubble or tree roots! So annoying!!

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  8. You can't beat a dry, non-slippy footing when you're negotiating a gateway! Neat job.

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  9. Hop no-one ventures through the gate at an inopportune moment!

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