Thursday, 20 November 2014

17th November.  This week has been a good one. We have found someone (Ozzie) who seems to know what he is talking about regarding solar power and have agreed a price. It is quite expensive but he says that the system should pay for itself in 4 years. We have sunshine around 360 days a year (according to the tourist board) so it make sense to use it.We have also agreed a price (with Vladimir) for under-floor heating.  Although we enjoyed having a wood burner in our old house, it is quite messy and we have decided to try to heat soley by electricity. We have also decided to have a well dug (water is expensive here and often cut off for days on end in the Summer) so had a Water Diviner (Mr. Abdullah) doing 'his thing' - facinating to watch.  He has found water in 3 places;
 Mr.A starts at the furthest corner and walks the perimeter.  He has 2 metal rods which he holds up by his chest, at right angles.

 He found water here first.

 Mr A. found the strongest water source at the front of the property.  No the most convenient place but he was adamant that this is where the well should be dug. He says that water will be found at "not less than 30 metres".
 When the rods indicated water, he held a heavy metal weight over the spot.  This then whizzed around like mad.  Mr. A. is satisfied that this is the spot.  However, there are no guarantees!!!

The wall men have been working all week and should be finished this weekend.  We have a meeting scheduled with the kitchen planner on Monday so, fingers crossed.  The roof man visited the site this week and we await his estimate. He will also let us know how many roof tiles we need to order. We don't want the usual bright orange ones as we plan to have a grey and white finish on the walls. Our builder (Hakki) is also arranging men to come to start rendering the walls as soon as they are finished. We have recently learned that our furniture needs to be moved out of our friends house (empty and we have been allowed to store our stuff there) earlier than anticipated so the new house needs to be secure by the middle of January, at the very latest.  It the weather holds, I intend to take more photos on Sunday.


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