What is new we are having an addition put onto our home. The extension will be an added 12 feet on the back of the house which will give us 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom in the basement, the present kitchen and dining room will become the kitchen and the added space over the 'new' basement will be the dining room and possibly a sitting area as well.
What brought all of this on was when Heather and the family moved back to Canada they were looking to buy a house in our neighbourhood. After looking around for a couple of months they broached the question to Wendy; "What do you think of the idea that we pay for an extension to the house and we all lived together?" Wendy then informed me of the idea and after a short discussion we all decided that it may be a good opportunity for not only but also for us. They will have a home to live in at less cost and we will have someone in the home to look after us as we age. So far it has been working out and the building has finally started.
The first thing that came down was the deck. Harath and I dismantled it board by board and used them for making a raised beds at the allotment garden. Then in May the garage came down and the hole for the basement was dug. Now we have the concrete footings in and the forms for the basement walls which will be poured concrete. I wonder what the next set will be?
The month of May was very cool and the wettest on record. Needless to say I was a little late getting the plants into the allotment garden. To top off the bad weather I didn't get my seeds started till the middle of April so they were about a month behind plus less than 50% of the tomato seeds sprouted, as well as some of the other seeds. Because of that I have not been a happy gardener. However, everything is now planted in the allotment. Although, because of the amount of rain and poor drainage a few of the seedlings were drowned but what has survived seems to be doing well. A little slow because of the coolness but doing as well as can be expected.
Because of the work in the back yard with the extension the back vegetable garden is not only not accessible but I transplanted quite a few of the flowers and roses that we wanted to save into that garden. Most of them did survive the winter and once the mound of dirt has been removed I will be able take a good look and see what is growing well.