Initially we were only going to have shelves built into the wall spaces we had left for the purpose of built-in shelves, ie. no wall linings put up. But after talking to Daryl and thinking about the purpose of the room we decided to continue the unit around the room and under the window.
On the other end we left a large space for a televison to be hung, so you see plugs half way up the wall, that is for the tele power and aerial. Currently displaying the copper B & B sign.
Good reason to start collecting again, oh how I miss the marvellous Manukau Library books sales, was always picking up great books for just 50c copy. Have partly filled with books, forgotten I had some of them. Because you find yourself tired of packing and moving time and time again, I gave away so many of my books. The Op shop did very well, now I wish I had kept the faith and kept my books as I have plenty of storage space now. to haunt the Heart Foundation and Rotary book sales.
We had this fire put in the library to heat that end of the house. It only takes a few logs to efficiently heat quite a large area and it has a wet-back fitted.
Despite the winter I have tried to make a little headway with the garden. Dave and I need to get the protective fence built to keep the gale force wind at bay. But it comes down to time, last weekend we went to Auckland to visit Kev and Stephanie home from their OE. It was such a nice weekend seeing him and spending time with both Hailey and Kev. Had a nice birthday dinner for Hailey's Dave.
Planted a cherry, apricot and pear tree, planted the raspberries that have spent three years in a pot and the strawberries from the strawberry tubs.
Looks terrible, but come spring, some gravel down, fence up and some dry weather it will look more inviting. This will be my photographic record of progress.