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Foot through the decking…..

I had a chap come round yesterday to quote for fixing the broken fencing in the garden. That turned out to be easier and cheaper than I had expected – the fencing is now in fact superfluous to requirements. Since we put it up 12 years ago or so, a large hedge has established itself alongside. So the boundary will still be secure enough and well defined if I just have the broken tumbling-down fence panels removed completely. Then, if I feel over-exposed I can always get new fencing installed later.

But while we were up at the top of the garden looking at it, the chap slipped on the decking on the top terrace and put his foot clean through it! Not only is the wooden decking covered in slime and badly in need of a pressure-wash, but it’s clearly rotten in places. So I’ve accepted his quote for taking down and removing the fence panels, and asked him to quote separately for pressure-washing and repairing the decking. Fortunately I have an exterior power socket as well as an outside tap, so I won’t need to take time off to be here while they do the work.

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  1. Carol | 9 March 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Does your house just attract contractors? I wonder if there is a secret symbol in the roadway advertising that contractors will always be welcome – there’s bound to be something to do! Sorry, Gillian, I don’t mean to mock – but it’s amazing.

  2. Gillian | 10 March 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    It gets worse…….. I’m beginning to feel jinxed!