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20 January 2006 @ 11:28 am
 
Haven't seen them yet, but foundations are poured!
 
 
Current Mood: productivevicariously productive
Current Music: Absolution by Murder
 
 
 
The Milkman of Human Kindnessradegund on January 20th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Huzzah!

(I guess it's too late to supply more bodies, then?)
a very caring potato: dalekmollydot on January 20th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC)
Chop 'em up a bit and they can go in the floor. Are bodies insulating? We wouldn't want them to interfere with the underfloor heating.

Actually, if you can keep the for around about a year, or you gather more in the meantime, they can go under the thermal heat exchange. Not as secure as foundations, but better than the canal.


I'm starting to worry about myself.
Caturah Winterhartcaturah on January 20th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Good luck!
a very caring potatomollydot on January 20th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
Excitement!
glaschu on January 20th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
Nice one!
davidg666 on January 20th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC)
Aieee! Ooh, I'm delighted for you!

Very envious too, of course — but the idea of concrete being poured into a particular shape on your own bit of land upon which your very own house will sit is just unbearably exciting.

Keep on going! In fact, when you do go to see your foundations, bring a ThermosTM flask of tea and a folding chair and sit in your front room to drink said tea. I look forward to visiting and sitting indoors in a comfy chair in the same room when it's actually done and remarking many times in person about what a fantastic house it is!
a very caring potatomollydot on January 20th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hee hee hee. I've already pretended to use a computer in the study, but I didn't think of bring props!

You're going to have to change your vocab though - the front room is in the back :-)
davidg666 on January 20th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
You're going to have to change your vocab though - the front room is in the back :-)

Just so long as you don't have one of those front rooms that more-or-less never gets used — contains all the ornaments and nice furniture, but gathers dust until and unless the/a [qQ]ueen visits. Your living room (note: new word!) should be lived in, as part of a living house. No place for a museum in a house! (unless it's either an active science museum or children's museum :) )
a very caring potato: orangemollydot on January 20th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
I imagine us mostly living in the kitchen, which will basically be three rooms in one - kitchen, dining area and sitting area. There's another room we're calling the sitting room. I predict that will be unused for some time, but in an unfinished sense, rather than a museum sense.

The rooms at the (north-facing) front are computer room (no glare on screens), loo and utility room. Backwards to the norm, but that's so the living areas can be south.

OTOH, perhaps most of our living will be in the front room - the computer room.
davidg666 on January 20th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
I think it's a good idea certainly having a separate computer room; means you can hole yourself up there when there's chaos elsewhere or you need to just get something done.

I guess you'd use the sitting room as a drawing room when you have more than a certain number of people to entertain and don't have space elsewhere? So long as it too can be made cosy when needed. Fireplace anywhere?
a very caring potatomollydot on January 20th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
Yep, the one and only fireplace is in that room.
SirRoysirroy on January 20th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yay, happy foundations.

Can't wait for the first block to get laid.
a very caring potatomollydot on January 20th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
The virgin block?
SirRoy: Bunnysirroy on January 20th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
I suppose it will be, unless you are recycling them.
Natural20natural20 on January 20th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Excellent!