The Man now had to learn how to use a stone cutter. I can't remember if he leased one or our builder leant him one -- one thing is for sure -- he had his work cut out for him!!
Directly above, a great feeling of accomplishment! The stone was removed from the basement floors before the damp course was laid and the dark tiles were 'donated' by the local council when they put in new footpaths.
As you can see from the picture above, the side of the house is yet to be cleared. But still the sand was swept away enough to find some enjoyment for the little boys.
We were fortunate that that summer was warm and the boys were able to enjoy the benefits of a paddling pool. And before long things were appearing -- on the outside -- quite civilized. What is it they say about appearances being deceiving?!
The final photographs show the area along the side of the house after it was finished.
And a reminder of the back