Monday, 14 March 2011

Nearly watertight

One of the few good things about having our bathroom drag on, is that we had our builder on speed-dial when the quake hit. And (potentially out of guilt) he was more than willing to jump in and arrange things so that we could get our house watertight asap.

And so, last week some nice men came and put up scaffolding, and today more nice men came and boarded up the front of the house (the back was done using a ladder soon after the quake).

On the one hand, it is great to have something being done (although, word on the street is that after the house is watertight, the scaffolding will be moved elsewhere and then there will be a very looooooooong wait before repair work is started due to the massive amount of administrative work that needs to be done by the EQC), but on the other hand, I was hoping never to have to see our house clad in scaffolding ever again...

Side note: bizarrely, this new round of scaffolding was erected exactly one year after last year's was put up. Okay, so that's not that bizarre. But it will definitely be getting weird if we put the scaffolding back up for repairs on 12th March 2012. Hopefully things will start before then, but we are pretty much in the dark right now, so it's within the realms of possibility.

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