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Sam_w

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Feb 2019

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    You will be fine with buckets, I once moved 5 dumpy bags of gravel like that, not up and down steps, but through a terraced house, wasn't exactly fun, but it goes pretty quickly.

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    I run a media analytics agency, have been analysing this stuff for 15 years... built my first attribution model 10 years ago. In fact if any senior econometricians are looking for a job, drop me a line!

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    Cheers!

    Yeah it has been a labour of love that is for sure (it has to be as I haven't made a lot of money on it!), the slightly scary part is when I look out of the back door and see the amount of work that still needs to be done...

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    Cheers, hopefully working now...

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    All good down here in the blackdowns, particularly now the worst of the rain and snow seems to have passed, and we have brilliant blue skies.
    In terms of the project, we are pretty much wrapping up stage 1, with the actual house build down, we did have a fair bit of fun with it, as we discovered once we stripped off the render and plaster, things were in a worse state than we hoped for.

    All the internal wood was completely rotten ( a combo of dry rot, wet rot and beetle infestation!) which meant we had to strip the house back to 4 walls. Then we had to make a tough decision, as the stone walls were in such a bad condition we have to make a choice between knocking the whole house down and starting again (the cheapest option!), rebuilding the walls with original stone (the nicest option but unfortunately budget wouldn’t stretch to it), so we made the decision to make a Frankenstein house with it rebuilt with block where needed.

    Anyway we got round it all, and with only a few minor hiccups for to a point where we have a finished house which we are happy with. Have spent the last few months sorting out the front garden, which involved hand filling gabion baskets with about 50 tonnes of stone which I have dug out of old collapsed barns in the garden. Once those were in place, we bought in about 40 tonnes of topsoil to level it all up, then turfed, hopefully once all done and grown up we will have a nice cottage garden.

    Next stage is to get the back garden sorted, have already converted the old calving shed into a workshop.

    Next is to level with gabions again and then build a deck that wraps around the back of the house, but that involves digging 55 posts into the ground…

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    Something like these? https://getden.co.uk/products/ very new to market, and haven't used them myself, but they do like interesting to me.

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    Another plus one to Russian Doll, watched it in two evenings...

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    Have used one for past 3ish years. Have had no issues at all, apart from breaking one of the feet, but that was my own clumsy fault. Never had any issues at all with charge, and my desk is not in a particularly bright spot. Paired mine with a M705 marathon mouse, which I have also not had to change the battery in for 3 years either...

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