We had to remove the old log store when we fixed the fence last weekend, so today we built a new one. I reused the old sides which were made from 6x2, we then cut a wall plate and a beam for the rafters to hang off, we leveled everything off and then cut all of the rafters, added some Tyvek felt before adding the lath. I had some spare tiles and some old tiles from last time, so we tiled the roof, making sure to overlap the fixing holes so there is no leeks. We finished off my flashbanding between the fence and the tiles and then adding some black guttering. Really pleased with how it turns out and we managed to fill it with burnable wood.
With the weather being so nice we decided to get out and go somewhere for the afternoon, we settled on going to Burbage Common. When we arrived we got an ice cream and then Ethan played on the park, it was quite busy so we didnt get too long. We then walked into the forest and spent a few hours going down the little trails off the main paths. It was great being out in the fresh air and in the woods. We finished the evening off by heading to McDonalds, getting a takeaway and heading back to Burbage Common to eat it, very nice picnic.
We had want to meet up with my Mum and Grandma as it was her birthday so we decided to go to Everards Meadows for a nice walk outside. I hadnt been there before and it was such a nice walk, lots to see and there wasnt a lot of people round. It was good to see everyone and have a nice walk.
Our fence at the side of our house was new when we bought the house and it has gone rotten already. I tried to get in touch with Morris Homes, but they havent done anything about it. I bought 8 4 foot concrete posts which Dad and I have now dug down next to each wooden post and using post-crete have fixed them in place, these concrete posts have then been bolted to the wooden posts. The fence is solid again, we have also straightened it up as much as we can.
When getting something out of the shed i accidentally knocked over a tub of varnish which was meant for the wooden garden items. I didnt want to waste it, so Ethan and I varnished the floor of the shed. It came out really well and looks really nice. Not something i wanted to varnish, but it was better than wasting it.
We took a walk to Broughton Astley Park this afternoon, Ethan and I went on the swings, slides, climbing frames and had lots of fun in the sun.
Sam and Debbie finally got married today. They got married at Stapleford Park in Melton Mowbray, which is a beautiful venue. Sam asked me to be best man which was a real honour, to which i accepted. Rachel and I got there early to help setup. We attached cans and a sign to a golf kart, which Sam and Debbie would be driving later. They got married at 12 and then everyone went out for photos, there was then a nice sit down meal. I did my speech after the food, i thought it went well but it was good to have done it. I had created a quiz on Debbie and Sam which everyone took part in. Afterwards they had a disco and some more food, it was nice to get round and speak to some of Sam and Debbies family. We got home at midnight, but it was a great day and loved being apart of their special day.
The Lego build was initially going to be for me to build in the evenings, but Ethan really wanted to build it with me. Over the last week Ethan and I have been working on building the model after dinner each evening. He really enjoyed building it and the model itself is amazing. I have now got it on display in my office so it can be seen when i am on video calls.
We decided to go out and do something today, so we went to the crazy golf course in Blaby. We havent been for quite a while and really enjoyed it. Ethan had got a lot better, i think in part to him being a little taller. Ethan and I both got a hole in 1 which was great. Afterwards we ordered a pizza from Pizza Hut and ate that at home which was lovely.