People in Glass Houses……………….

should go into the greenhouse business.

Our neighbour decided to get rid of her greenhouse this year so we put some thought behind having it. Two reasons really, one being that we would be able to have more success with our home produce and secondly it would save her the hassle of advertising and arranging for someone to come and collect it. Of course it all depended on the price, and we struck a deal.

Today has been spent dismantling it, and it has taken us the best part of six hours and we still have the base to lift yet.
It would have been nice if Capt Jean Luc Picard and Scottie were around with their transporter machine, or Superman could have given us a one time lift.
It has been an interesting exercise in understanding how greenhouses go together though as Hubby patiently removed clips and pins to release the glass sheets for transportation to our back garden.
At first, we used a trundle trolley carrying four panes at a time, but after the second horrible cracking noise, we resorted to plan B.

The greenhouse isn’t exactly one of the smallest ones, measuring 8 feet by 6, but I was able to carry two panes of glass at a time and walked them round whilst Hubby got on with taking out the next two.
We got into a rhythm and our back lawn looks like a transparent checker board.
I’ve calculated 67 full sized glass panes and 6 shaped pieces, plus the door and an opening window.

Taking the aluminium frame apart wasn’t as easy as we’d hoped and several of the bolts sheared.
The base has been concreted in at the corners, so Hubby will take a crowbar to that tomorrow, then it’s just a matter of buying some more small bolts, re-assembly and replacing the two panes of glass that unfortunately broke. How hard can that be?
Let’s just hope it’s not tipping it down with rain tomorrow and we can finish the job.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to People in Glass Houses……………….

  1. Goodluck in reassembling it.

  2. Sadje says:

    An ambitious project Di! Hope you guys can get out up and done without a hitch!

  3. jenanita01 says:

    I would have waited for warmer weather, it could be snowing tomorrow!

  4. fransiweinstein says:

    You and your husband are amazing.

  5. Hopefully not famous last words: “How hard can that be?” Good luck.

  6. Jen Goldie says:

    Wow! Good luck! Sounds like something great to look forward to!

  7. Can’t wait to see the pictures. Your braver than me

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