It appears that our beloved President Santos has given us duff information, a couple of months ago, we were warned to expect El Niño, nine months of dry arrid weather, the last week has seen the return of the rainy season, and that is not just the odd shower, so I think our second winter of the year has arrived, which is not what I need at the moment.
Unless the weather breaks and we have a decent spell, I am going to have to put the kiosko roof replacement on hold, I haven’t got sufficient space in the workshop to do all the work inside. :(
However this does mean that the other projects will all get done. I have finished constructing all the privacy screen fencing around the property.
This is just one section, I have used mahogany for the posts and pine construction lumber for the rails.
The problem in Colombia, is that they don’t sell the metal post bases, so I had to have them fabricated, which makes them comparatively expensive! they rather dig a hole and concrete the post in.
I am in the process of erecting a post and rail fence on the exterior staircase landing, both to make it safer when coming down from upstairs, and to stop the dog taking shortcuts across the flower border!
I have got to replace the wooden supports from the balcony, holding up the roof. When the second floor was built, for some reason the Builder used second hand scrap wood as the supports, I have bought a couple of second hand acrow-props to support the roof whilst I remove the old timber and insert the new, it is just getting around to doing it.
I have also promised to build a new bed and some other furniture, but what do I do with all the 4m timbers lined up down the middle of the workshop in the mean time, I did look at a pulley system and put them up high, but there are too many, it would be too much for the roof. I will probably have to totally reorganise the workshop to accomodate them, unless we get a break in the weather!
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright