So, I have pain. Not massive oh-my-god-I-can't-think pain, but background stuff. The kind that will wake you enough from a sleep to realise you are awake but only for a second, before you drop off again. The kind of pain you don't need to feed painkillers to. The kind you can live with. Photo by… Continue reading How old am I?
There is meant to be a storm coming in tomorrow. It is going to be a big one and we have weather warnings. Currently we have the two dormers stripped and the garage plastered but not 100% watertight as the doors and windows aren't in. Scaffolding on the outside of the house... In fact, this… Continue reading Plaster and plastic
Yesterday was sunny and I was feeling so much better. Finally, my body has started to absorb the iron and I have a little more energy. The pain has subsided and I was smiling. I should say that I'm still smiling today. We headed out to the veg patch in order to pop some plants… Continue reading Finally feeling a little better
The garage, I must stop calling it that... The studio is now boarded out and has the electric wiring for the plugs and piping for the radiator. It is all looking pretty good. The door will eventually open into the kitchen. Plastering in there starts tomorrow and then we are going to start sorting out… Continue reading The build is coming along
I'm thinking that spring is in the air. There is a scent to it that makes me want to plant and dig and get closer to nature. Around where we live, we are blessed with a couple of acres out the back, common land that it has been left fallow, with just some horses on… Continue reading Sun
We are just getting the first walls appearing on site. Covid, I was hoping it wouldn't impact us too much, looks like it will be making the build a little difficult as there is a wait on the wooden framing. But it isn't too long and there is plenty to do around the site so… Continue reading Walls
So, the build has been progressing, but an awful lot has looked the same except for a bit of piping. But the real infrastructure has been going in. Now we have our floor level and all the drainage in. It is all pretty amazing. Next week the walls start to go in. I can't wait!… Continue reading Mud is gone, hello concrete
Well - we have the block foundations in and the insulation has just arrived. Things are moving as fast as ever and we are realising how big the extension is. It is a strange thing, to go from a plan to a physical thing. We are a mess but the foundations are going in. So,… Continue reading Optical illusions and designing
Not mental blocks or writing blocks but real blocks. They have arrived so the foundations are going in... So exciting! Can't believe that the pile of blocks will become our extension...
So, I have just read an article by Stephen Fontenot in UTD Today discussing whether you can reduce biases by educating people about autism. Three groups of people were used. One group was shown a video about autism and how to socially interact with them. Another group had training about mental disability but autism wasn't… Continue reading Autism – who has to change?