‘Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel’ Gosia said to me as we made our way steadily to Pstrongowa with our new doors on the roof of the van, we have a roof rack; but the door frame was a little bit wider than that, so it literally was on the roof of the van! Nice and easy does it, we eventually made it safe and sound without damage to the doors or the frame or the van. We had looked at many options for our doors, but it has to be said that Polish fashion does not suite our tastes, and even if it did the cost was pretty astronomical for a hardwood door, so in the end we found a carpenter that was happy to make something up to our (Gosias) design. A few tweaks need to be made, but on the whole we are very happy with the end result.
This all happened two weeks ago, the same day the hunt for water started; which eventually ended yesterday (hurray! :)); a long way down delivering about 3,000 litres per hour if required.
Our carpenter arrived the next day and fitted the doors without too much drama, I helped out with a bit of the lifting; but other than that he was finished by midday. Again the use of expanding foam is much loved in Poland, but not quite as much as the window fitters! I have since laid a few bricks to close the gap to the future floor level and as of today, with the use of more expanding foam, we have a house free from gale force winds 🙂 As ever I never take enough photos, or not ones that do justice to the reality that I would like to portray, nonetheless I have added a few below.