Thursday, 4 July 2013

Windows

Look at these windows that we found in the reclaim yard.  Almost the perfect size for the barge (small ones for the bottom, larger ones for the wheelhouse). They are brand new and need double glazing but they have saved us a fortune.  Pete said he couldn't even buy the wood for the price that we paid.  I love the reclaim yard, it is so full of goodies that I have to be restrained from buying up all sorts of weird but beautiful things!  But there was some bad news in that Andy from the yard was hit by a scaffold pole that fell from a lorry.  He is out of intensive care now and is being looked after by the head injury ward, but we wish him a very speedy recovery as he is such a nice chap and one of this world's real characters.  Funny what life can throw at you.

7 comments:

Val Poore said...

So sorry to hear about Andy. That is sad bad luck :-( Your windows look amazing, Fran. I wish we had a yard like that around here!

Jo said...

That sounds like a nasty accident, I hope he's up and about again soon. What luck to find those windows, it's great when you drop on a bargain like that.

A Heron's View said...

It is often the case somehow that Good Luck and Bad Luck become loosely intwined. I hope Andy soon recovers to full health.

The window frames look fantastic, the boat will soon be shipshape and Bristol fashion.

Fran said...

Val - when you come over bring a van and I will take you over there xxx

Jo - I love bargains and freebies. In fact today I picked up some great lime green placemats and coasters that someone was throwing out. Brand new, some people have more money than sense xxx

Mel - I think you will find that is Tollesbury fashion not Bristol! Xxx

Down by the sea said...

Those windows look wonderful and a great buy. I love reclaim yards. Hope poor Andy continues to make good progress.
Sarah x

Val Poore said...

I will, Fran! By the way, there's something odd with my view of your blog. Most of the page is brown and only the top part as it should be. It's been like this every time I've come here for a couple of weeks now. I was wondering if you'd changed anything? xx

Fran said...

Sarah - thank you, I think we are all a bit like magpies when it comes to reclaim yards - looking for the next jewel! X

Val - thank you, I hopefully have managed to do something temporary until I can get to a proper computer and have a play xxx