It's been a bit quiet from me over the past few days, though I think I have a valid excuse.
The builders have been due to come and start work any time after Easter. This being "builder speak" we knew that it could be July before they actually turned up. However Tuesday evening we got a phone call announcing they were arriving tomorrow morning.
This happened shortly after. The doorway between my annexe, and the main house. It was meant to happen when the barn was renovated, but the kitchen next door was brand new, and my future was still up in the air so it didn't happen. Five years alter and we've all got sick of walking round the outside of the house in the pouring rain, so a hole needs to be made.
The 1842 RV stone is safe by the way. It's been carefully removed, and will be set back in to place somewhere.
The walls of the cottage are 2 foot thick, and made of very hard stone. As a result making a hole is not a quick job. It's taken 3 days to get to this point.