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so much to tell….. ive been ignoring my blog but heres the news in pics an words

first off ive been made redundant the company i was working for went¬† bust a victim of credit so for the last month ive been at home not working on somebody elses house…. to be honest this has given me time to do what i want to do which is stay at home and potter around getting some of my house projects done over the next year but its early days in theory i am eligeable for unemployment benefit in france which opens doors for retraining etc so ill see where it leads over the coming months for the present i am happy to be at home …..

Franglais

Quoi neuf l’enterprise sont ferme a cause de debt donc je suis en liscenciment economic….. chez moi depuis un mois jattende le fin janvier pour mes derniers l’argent d’enterprise mais je suis prix a ASSEDIC depuis le dix huit decembre donc jai un chomage de 57% de mon salaire brute pendant 23 mois le premiers huit mois en contrat CRP qui ma bien donne les doigts de formation ….je va reflechir un peu mais je veux bien fait quelquechose je sais pas trop quoi on va parele de sa…. mais pour moi cest bonne je peux reste chez moi et bidouille ūüôā

Mais des mauvaise nouvelles aussi jai perdue petite gris chat le soir avant ons fais les callins et je dit a elle je suis contente elle survivre mais le lendermain elle rentre pas et je trouve le matin…..baignole camion tractor connard donc je pris des photos de elle depuis mon dernier mis a jour

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catss1bien dormir ma belle

spud deviner bien mastock et squealer est rigolo

 

Bad news too i had another cat death poor little grey cat got hit by a twat behind the wheel nuff said or should i promote execution for cat killers

fire-lit-door-up One thing about having time has meant ive been able to spend some time every day on the things that are important like keeping warm because up till last week it has been very cold here without this but please look at https://shimble.wordpress.com/installing-an-insert2/ to get an idea of the amount of hours have been put into this project

Franglais

je va essaye a ne parle pas trop par rapport un vie de un conducteur pour un vie d’un chat mais…… depuis j’ai perdue mon boulot je fait beacoup des heures pour je peux mettre cette photo et avant semain dernier cetait trop froid ici toujours si je travail toujours aussi mais elle chauf bien il faut je mettre les tuyeau d’air chaud mais les prochains quelques jours sera fait…..j’ignore ma blog et je fait le grand hermit pour je peux mettre cette photo……..

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mon¬† nouveau t shirt …..julie avez fait un sweat avec le meme enterprise jespere elle prendre un photo cest trop schwet….. mais regard ….. https://shimble.wordpress.com/installing-an-insert2/

you should have seen me inside the chimney cementing great fun there is nothing better than working on the house knowing its beeing done well i learnt so much with the company i worked for it has put so much in place and now ive got a good idea of the proper way to go about renovating a house

nice new t shirt thanx shannon

Franglais

J’apprendre plein bon chose pendant le dernier vingt mois maintenant j’envie a prendre mas temp a renove ici mais avec des bonnes astuces

julie-sur-ordiVoila julie entrein de faire les design pour le sweat

Julie designing a sweatshirt image

 

spud-in-the-drawerspud-in-the-drawer2and Spud

 

 

spud-on-the-chimney Spud is the best cat in the world

 

 

squealer-tomface3me-and-squealermais lui il pense que sa vent quelle gwampf

and heres Squealer what a funny little fella he is …..we get on well as i hand reared him and now we are at home together all the time….

burgers for xmas dinner

started https://shimble.wordpress.com/ben/

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luckily for this client our intrepid stonemasons werent killed when it all came tumbling down …..hes not a bad lad our stephan never happier than when hes got a big pile of stones to put back together.

Ils sont content les gars cest comme un jeu de gamin mais plus lourd………….

chaty-windowschaty-mist¬†As i dont get much time at home i have to amuse myself. thought this was a nice image as we got to work the other morning……. anyway after appreciating the scenery its back to work …… not the windows i would have chosen personally but we fitted the windows and doors¬†we were told to fit….

Franglais

dommage je pense sa peux etre beaucoup meilleur si on choisir les fenettres nous meme mais je suis pas le patron ni le client

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J’apprende des astuce toujours au boulot heuresment parce-que je commence a perdre mon patience un peu quand je suis jamais chez moi

Still learning little tricks of the trade at work ….. ive done a lot of work at this house….. been involved in digging it all out, concreting the floor,stonework on the facade,¬†fitting the windows and doors,¬†aswell as¬†¬†the roof and floor which i was heavily involved with

Franglais

Je fait beacoup chose pour cette maison…..toiture, masonary,menuisiere je faits des heures ici et je peux dire je fait un bon percentage des travaux ici moi meme dommage cest pas moi le client¬†donne du l’argent

chaty-parquet-finishedish mais maintenant ils sont assez confort

they’ve got a lot more of a house than when we started tho

finally got round to dooing some work on my chimney as its getting cold you can see the progression on  https://shimble.wordpress.com/installing-an-insert2/

¬†and for the sake of it ……spud-and-tigree

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well i wasnt here but i can tell the story all the same as i have been working here since….. the lads stopped for a coffee break and watched the wall collapse…..

five minutes before they were both working at the foot of the wall. It took seconds to fall and collapsed completely bringing down tons of stone had they not been drinking coffee they would not have survived.

 

Franglais

on est un mur qui couche au boulot heuresment je sui pas la mais les gars travaillaient au pied de mur cinq minute avant il prendre un cafe avec le proprietaire et elle tombe en seconds  cest chaud des tonnes de cayou si il est toujours la ils sont mort maintenant.

donc il faut ons trie le pierre trop cool meme les gars en prison travail pas copmme sa jai l’impression cest 1865 et je fait le routes qui traverse etas uni peut etre cetait un vie passe…

ons n’avez pas un brouette non plus……

So we get to sort rocks for two days without a wheel barrow

But hang on modern technology strikes again

amazing

but there really isnt much left of this lovely french house

 

 

 

 

stephan and loic prepared the ground putting in the water drainage, damp proof membrane, insulation and metal reinforcement……. so i got an easy day we were expecting to barrow the concrete around but the nice man in the cement mixer had a big pipe took about half an hour to pour and cost cheaper than if we had done it ourselves with sand gravel and a cement mixer ……

¬†the photos make it look easy but there is a week of hard graft behind the actual pouring aswell as a days work for a man with a digging machine on top of the time we put in demolishing the front wall and stacking and arranging all the stone so we are looking at a fair bit of hard work before this day at least now we have a solid base to work from and again its good to learn from an experienced macon how to do a job properly……

Franglais

les deux macon ont ete bien occupe pour arrive a cette point je fait quelque jours avec eu mais je suis ailleur aussi donc cest pas moi qui tap le travaux dur mais japprendre comment faire aussi ….. mais maintenant tous les services de vidange sont en place et on est pret a re-constuire les mur. je veux bien travail ici un peu sa peu etre assez interesant si je peu suffrir le regime des macons

well this job is getting finished slowly weve been here nearly a year and getting close to final fittings the leccy and the plaquist are nearly finished the shutters were done by mick and i got the boring job of varnishing

 

ive spent some time on the placo aswell which i find more interesting and ive learnt some usefull trix of the trade from the plaquiste

Franglais

on fait beaucoup des heures ici mais je commence apprendre des chose utile de plusiers trucs mais je veux bien avoir les meme heures chez moi je ma depasse le trois mille metres en courant aujoudhui donc sa cest bon mais le truc qui est chiant avec sa….. maintenant il faut je sible 4000 metres……. putain……..

Je fait un journey avec des macons qui change apres trop temp sur le chantier a mayenne …..

well we had to do this today…. the lower door was ok but the upper window was very heavy and with only two of us i think we did well …. had to scaffold the area and then block and tackle got us nearly high enough then we had to juggle the window in place manually before fixing in place ….. good job well done

Franglais

ons fait sa a deux  aujourdhui echaufadge palan a montre le fenetre apres il faut on jongle en place et putain elle est bien lourd. mais pas mal pour un demi journey enplace echaufadage demonte, menage, mange salut merci on y va

i went back to a job i did a while ago to check something and got these photos i prepared and jointed all this wall on my own last year since then the burner has been installed

Franglais

jai retour a cette chantier l’autre jour a prix des photos je suis assez fiert de moi ici …. cetait moi qui fait tous le praparition de le mur et refait tous le joints … depuis sa mon collegue avez installe le poele….

not getting much done at home cos im working all day

our big pile of shit is getting bigger by the day

 

and this is after ive tidied up

 

shepherds warning

 

  its  alot better than the last set of photos from this job

 

 

apart from work its two months since i stopped smoking again ….. it has its ups and downs but feel better and got more energy ive been going to the gym two or three times a week and ide like to increase that to four or five days maybe i should stop working so i can concentrate on my own projects…. if anyone wants to give me large amounts of money so that i can stay at home work on the house go to the gym and spend time cooking and taking care of myself then¬† feel free all donations gratefully received….. if not ill just have to try and find the time to do¬†too many¬†things

Franglais

en gros trop boulout pas assez des heure pour travaille ici fait mon sport et mon regime je suis naz le boulot me fait chie et il faut je fait plus d’attention questque je buffe …. jai le result de mon prise de sang et trop cholesterol et trop sucre je va avaoir un rendezvous avec un nutrinalist pour discute un regime plus equilibre mois viande,restaurante,bon bon,biscuite,chips¬†etc¬†plus de fibre, fruit, viande blanc, poisson …………tsskboulot demqain jai hate…….