Lights finally working

So after two weekends of effort, the back garden lights ar finally operational again 👍

We also have a new light with a sensor over the rear driveway to light that up should there be a person / car or other heat source wander up it 🙂

The three lights in the garden have been a painful situation but we now have operation in place with new waterproof junction boxes to hopefully rid us of the electrical issues that we have endured in the early apart of the year.

We have also burned more leaves etc although daddy is not allowed anywhere near the compost heap or the burning bin with warm / cold / anything ash… This is because last week Simon put the (what he thought was) cold ashes from the burn bin on the compost heap – the following day, when he was in Stockholm, Vicky noticed that there was smoke coming from the compost area – transpires that there was a reasonably significant burn taking place that took 7+ hours of effort to put out and rid us of almost 1/3 of the compost pile (will accept that as a small win out of the ordeal). We are monitoring the tree in the corner and the bushes earthed side as there is a lot of charring sadly…

Elliot’s Birthday Party tomorrow in the woods with laser tag and 17 other boys….

Burn baby, burn….

This week Simon has had to stay at home as he could not travel due to the exit hole issues 🙁

A positive to this is that he has managed to keep the garden burn bin going all week long and has therefore got through all four bags of garden waste over the week – on top of this the majority of the wood that was left over from the previous owners shed that fell apart. The last burning took place yesterday afternoon and the bin is STILL very hot – the ash will be applied into the composting area tomorrow assuming that it has suitable cooled by then.

Separated, Simon has applied several nice blisters on his hands this afternoon by using two bags of cold tarmac repair to fill the worst of the holes in the front driveway – fingers crossed that the neighbours realise that the spots really need to be avoided for the next day or so.

Hopefully the patches will dry in well and give us a few years of protection – a new drive would be a costly upgrade.