Saturday, 30 March 2013

Boarding

Just a very quick barge update. Electrics run, plasterboard going up and it is beginning to look like somewhere to live instead of a workshop. More to follow later .....

21 comments:

Dc said...

Coming along nicely, what is the estimate do you think of when you will move in?

Fran said...

Hi DC - hopefully June but don't hold us to that, you know how these things are!

A Heron's View said...

Am being nosey but is that plaster board a quality that will cope with marine environs, it's just that I have never seen it used other than in houses :) ?


Fran said...

Hi Mel, Pete assures me it is. He is a plasterer by trade and boatbuilder second so I am trusting that he knows what he is talking about! If not, well lets just say he can clean up the mess!!!!! X

Val Poore said...

Fantastic Fran! On the note about plaster board, some friends of mine used it on their barge and it worked just fine. I was also surprised, but they made sure it went over very thick insulation, so I suppose that's why it wasn't a problem. You'll be moving on in no time :-) xx

Fran said...

Hi Val, thank you for the reassurance. One thing we have is thick insulation everywhere - on walls, under feet and on ceiling. Pete did actually go and see a barge that ad used plasterboard and did some research. So fingers crossed! X

Connie said...

It looks like you are getting very close now. It is going to be fabulous. I'm getting excited, so I know that you are . . . a sweet home on the water. What could be nicer than that. Give Pete a pat on the back from me . . . great job :)
Connie :)

Fran said...

Hi Coonie, you are so right I cannot wait to move on. I am trying not to get ahead of myself by ordering sofas and things, but it is very difficult. I will give Pete a pat on the back, he is doing such a great job. Enjoy the Easter holidays x

Kay L. Davies said...

Progress is always a good thing!
K

Jo said...

How exciting, that's another step closer to moving in.

Fran said...

Hi Kay - absolutely! X

Fran said...

Hi Jo - so exciting, I really cannot wait xx

Gill - That British Woman said...

I hope you can get it done by June. Things take forever around here to complete, as poor dh has always got some sort of ache or pain!!

Gill

Fran said...

Gill - pete is the same but then he is the hero and works through it (providing I provide a suitable amount of sympathy and hero worship!) xx

Diane said...

Thanks for all your wonderful, sweet comments lately. Hope all is going well with you and your family across the pond. hehe!! I always wanted to say that.
Blessings
Diane

saving for travel said...

Thanks for the update. This is so exciting.

Sft x

Annmarie Pipa said...

good luck!!

Connie said...

Hi Fran, I just ordered the paint today, for the boat. Almost $600 marine paint doesn't come cheap :( Oh well, it is suppose to be extra durable . . .sure hope so.
I thought of you and Pete,when I saw the price and thought about how much painting a barge must cost . . . I hope yours doesn't need painting anytime soon.
Have a great weekend, we are planning on going to the movies and seeing the new Wizard of Oz movie, this Saturday. It looks like a fun picture.
We're looking forward to another barge up-date:)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Fran said...

Diane - you can say it as often as you like (providing I can say it back)xxx

SFT - you are always welcome to visit, we are not far away xxx

AnneMarie - thank you, we have moved even further on now, posts to follow.

Connie - it is amazing that when you put the word marine in to anything it adds at least one more if not two more zeros on the price tag. We will be painting the barge next year - so major expense! xxx

Val Poore said...

Hi Fran, I hope all's going well in your wonderful watery world!

Powell River Books said...

I am so surprised the difference of living in the water and living over the water. All of our boats are a challenge to keep them dry. The cabin is just the opposite. The three feet of air between our floor and the surface of the lake makes a huge difference I guess. Glad things are moving along for you. - Margy