For a change last weekend we had our eldest son Conner up at the chalets. Ben was braving the weather doing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Its been a while since Conner was up. He hasn’t seen the chalets since the inside were all fixed, refurnished and redecorated. We looked forward to his reactions. Happy to report he was delighted at the changes but not as delighted as he was at the fun he was about to have.
When the chalets were first built in the 60’s the kitchen and sitting rooms were at the back facing away from the loch.The next owners (whom we purchased the chalets from) realising that turning the rooms around would offer stunning views across the loch whilst sitting relaxing and/or eating, did this very thing. The old doorsteps were however left in place.They had been starting to cause a damp area on the interior wall which we wanted to stop before it became a problem.
Problem solved by giving Conner a boy toy.
The area now looks much better though the steps were a bit like icebergs. Twice as much below the surface as above. Just to tidy up the area around the bottom of the chalets, a wee coat of cement over the bricks all round, a paint and we should be ready to reclad the exterior walls…just have to find some time and dry weather!
This weekends jobs, the tidy up and multiple trips to the dump with lumps of concrete.