the new bridge

2015-12-21 14.06.36 HDRThe old wooden bridge wasn’t too bad at all. Actually, I loved it for the natural material and the simple appearance matched the atmosphere of the wooden hut in the countryside. However, it’s time to build stronger and safer iron bridge because the house will be lent to a family with a toddler.

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They have two cars and it isn’t a good idea to park them on the steep and narrow sloped road across the stream. The bridge is strong and wide enough to bear the weight of a heavy 4WD minivan, so that they can pull their cars into the premises. Naturally, it cost me helluva money but I’ve gotta do it as the proprietor of the house…

Only one person came yesterday to build the bridge, but he was a man of dexterity, and finished his job within one day! I, on the other hand, have been working on my house renovation for more than half a year, and it’s not quite done, yet… Uhhh.. will be done today– hopefully.

 

Droning in the sky

2016-05-01 13.24.39 HDRWhile I was fixing the broken weathercock, doing an aerial act on top of a ladder leaning against the steep roof, my son flew his drone.

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A birdeye view of the weathercock and me

The ridge of the roof, by the way, was about twenty feet above the ground, and the ladder was actually three shorter ladders tied together in order to extend the length to reach the tip of the roof– naturally very unstable, and of course it was so scary to climb up to the top of it. Well, somebody gotta do it, anyway.

Through with the weathercock mending, I moved on to a painting job of the roof. I had to put the long, swinging ladder on a gable side, and the ladder was even more unstable, but I had no choice to use it for painting the gable edge in white.

Thanks to my effort the white trims of the gables looked good, and the entire roof turned out very nice. The weathercock certainly added an air to the house as well.