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Studio Update

So, a couple (or three) deadlines have passed, I'm no nearer to moving in and the garden is still in chaos. The main problem has been not having a foreman on site so important details have been missed and mistakes made. Yesterday, while I was at Uni, having fun...
MA Illustration eating Day of the Dead sugar skulls.
... Mum and Dad were dealing with yet another no show from the builders. Really frustrating! They had to call Green Studios HQ again to complain about the lack of communication and the state of the site. My poor parents are well and truly fed up with the mess and the repeated delays.
Anyway, the plastering is done, the oak floor is down and the electrician has completed most of the second fix. But, outside it's a different story, with cladding and facia boards to finish, roof tiles to be cemented and a lot of rubbish that needs to be cleared.
We have two lovely guys here today (after Dad's phone call to the boss, I expect) dealing with the utilities trench and generally giving the garden a well-needed tidy-up. One of them is digging the hole for the enormous 2m tank. BY HAND! The earth is a nightmare, mostly clay at that depth and full of enormous flints. His mate keeps checking on him to make sure he'd OK. He's still smiling. Just about.
I'm not sure what the revised completion date is but I doubt it will be 4th Nov. Anyone anticipating that studio-warming party invitation appearing on their doormat, might be waiting a while longer.

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