A trench for the wall foundations has been cut
The ground has to be covered with a layer of hard core
'Ladybird' out of hibernation and painted with antifouling
This photo was taken on 9th May
The patio does not yet exist, but preparations are well under way. Materials from B & Q did not turn up when they should. I think this must have been an unusual failing on their part. Somehow, the consignment was not scheduled for delivery, despite receiving a text informing me that the shipment was due to arrive last Wednesday afternoon. Bully for them, they apologized and refunded me £25 for the inconvenience. The new delivery is due for Tuesday of next week. Surely they’ll get it right this time.
As things are, there’s plenty more preparatory work I can do before building the retaining wall.
I’m making the patio a priority, as my wife has plans for its use in the not too distant future when there will be a family gathering, God willing. We humans can make many plans, but they do not always materialize.
Although building the patio is a priority, time working on it is not sacrosanct. I have set aside this coming Monday for a sail - not with ‘Pike’, but by invitation, aboard ‘Ladybird’. I’m looking forward to getting out on the water, as it has been well over a year since my last sail.
‘Ladybird’ in Hibernation