There have been highs & lows - we contacted a builder who was recommended to us, and he said he would be in touch to arrange to come and see us - no show!!
The saga of the Local Authority has been written about in detail - but just to update - no reply to my email to 'Revenues' or Brian - still no further forward with Planning Permission application.
I left an answerphone message with a - Planning & Building Design - business asking them to contact me - but no reply. They offer an 'initial design feasibility appraisal visit' - presumably by employing telepathy!!
Then there is the saga of the 'skip man' - it seems that our gateway is too small for them to get a skip in, so we investigated 'skip bags' but a visit from that company resulted in no progress
On the plus side, we have managed to make progress on clearing each of the units, and it really is surprising how much bigger each one looks when you have cleared some of the rubbish out.
We have managed to sell - as in for real money!! - some of the office furniture that had been left in one of the units, so that is good.
And finally, today we had a visit from the electrician, who seemed to think that the job was not too bad - well the blood didn't drain completely from his face! - and he has gone away to put together a preliminary quotation.
So now a couple of 'days off', though I want to have a look at drawing some rough plans of the site, using the measurements we made earlier in the week.
We have talked to a lot of people this week from the area who have wanted to know what we are doing, and without exception the feedback has been positive - or perhaps they are just being kind!
Next update on Monday - have a good weekend!!