Loft conversion…slow progress!

The outside temperature during the last couple of days has been around -35 c.

Having now recovered from my cold, I have today hurt my back so progress with the conversion is almost non-existent.

Yesterday I started wiring in lights and sockets and the family helped to put up more panel on the walls

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I have also put panels around the flue

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Some of the skirting boards are in place now and the trim around the windows

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There is still much work to do at the other end of the room though!!

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Loft conversion continues

Not as much done on the loft conversion as I had anticipated, as I have had “man flu” for several days now!!

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I have built a wooden frame around the flue that comes up through the new bedroom

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I have also laid the floor in the new bedroom

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There is still an awful lot of work to do, so we will see how much more has been done next week.

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The loft conversion and a quinzee

Last week I spent a day at Solberget Wilderness Village teaching their guests to build a quinzee ( I describe how to build one here; https://naturallore.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/making-a-snow-shelter-or-quinzee/

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The heap of snow was left to freeze for 2 hours

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Then the quinzee was hollowed out

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Once it was hollowed out, there was sufficient room inside to all the children.

Work on the loft conversion also continues…

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The ceiling is up and all the electric cables to lights and plug sockets are in place, plus the wall dividing the bedroom and play room is now up

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the built-in cupboards are also being constructed

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I start work again on Monday, so progress will be much slower after that.