Wednesday, 1 February 2006

Bright ideas and I love the tax man

Why I am showing the workshop at the top of the garden - We have decided to have all the carpenters tools removed and turn this into a holiday home.

We had a chappie in today to estimate what it would cost.

He said the building was very sound - the roof was good, and the floor inside is totally concreted and in good order.

It is very big inside - and was part of the original bungalow  that was on this site, before the new bungalow was built.

What we plan on doing is making it into a sitting room, a bedroom, a shower room, and toilet, and a kitchen equipped with cooker etc.

I am very excited about this venture and we are going ahead with it.....

we are going to make a walkway through ..so if we get visitors they will be totally self contained ...and won't need our help at all....Well if they did we would be only to glad to help.

 

You may wonder why I like the tax man today, well he sent me a nice big cheque as I had overpaid..(I love my tax man and the Dentist) !!!!!

 

20 comments:

stijoan said...

yay i know where i'll be going on holiday!! i don't mind being you head holiday home tester!! love Joanne

mllevl said...

Hahaha..do you love the builder and the planning dept etc too?  Hey, great project good luck with it and hope it all goes smoothly for you and Lynn.  Eve

jeadie05 said...

And there is fishing nearby ?now theres an extention of an idea we muted at the beggining of the year ,look out kid here we come !........Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'd like a holiday there too!! Any discount for journalers!! Seriously, it sounds a great idea, hope it works out. Jeannette.

jaymact1 said...

Sound like a great idea accomodation down your way is aways popular.  Sure this would be goo little earner for you Love Joan.

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally, what a wonderful idea!  I agree with Jeannette about the discount...lol!  It would be a really good source of income though, good luck with the project. :o0

Sandra xxxx

msecz said...

Sounds like you are in good spirits today... thats nice. I have mixed feelings about the tax man ~ we are going to get a refund too but we do have to pay our property taxes and that is pretty much. Your guest house is going to be so cute. I can hardly wait to see the pictures. You have a very pretty yard! Sandra

sarajanesmiles said...

What a great idea!!  Joining the list of journalers looking for a discount, lol ;o)
Sara   x

sdrogerson said...

fornight for two in July please mrs ;)

icklemisssexpot said...

Great idea good luck with it :o)  Caff xxx

lsfp1960 said...

Ok, so let me know when it's done & I'll get my plane ticket to the UK.  Linda

plieck30 said...

Sounds like a good idea. Bet you'll have lots of visitors. I can understand you loving your tax man with check in hand but your dentist??? lol  Paula

ow517 said...

I cannot believe you are a Great-Grandmother, you're much too young. Actually my mother is a gt-gran and we're seeing her 2nd and latest (1 month old) on Saturday.  

nedmoh said...

Pleased the tax man paid out for you.That sounds a good idea to turn the workshop in to a holiday ,hope it works out well........Love Jeanx

djohn52 said...

Hu Ally!

First visit to your journal.  It brings back memories.  My first husband and I were stationed at Lakenheath in Ipswich. (Air Force) My youngest son was born there.  Well we actually had to go to London for the birth.  Anyhow he's my little bloke. Only he's not so little anymore, he's 34 now, and has a little carbon copy of himself that is 7!  The first 3 months of his life we lived in a row house.  Then the boys and I came back home.  When we went back almost a year later, we lived in a cottage on a farm, then when the couple that lived in the quonset hut below us went back to the states we bought their furniture and moved in there.  We were in England 2 years that time.  I loved walking with the boys through the path along the woods to Ipswich and shopping.  Ah well....memories.

I like your little guest house idea.  Maybe someday we'll visit you.

Come visit my journal.

Darlene
http://journals.aol.com/djohn52/AgeingGracefullyWithAllTheHelpIC/

spikedc said...

Wow you got money outta the tax man i can't believe that !! X spike X

rachealcarol said...

Let me know when it's finishec and I'll move in Ally:)  It's a wonderful project to throw yourself into.........and the tax man has been kind.......catch me whilst I faint lolol.  Tis very good of him. Rache xx

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally
I like a good project ...... good luck and keep us informed as to how it all goes.
Jayne x

mtrib2 said...

Excellent idea to have the shed converted into living space.    The snow looks great with the look of the buildings and yard.    Hope the tax man stays on your list of people you enjoy.     mark

rjet33 said...

Love the snow pics.  I so miss the snow, we would get it now and then when we lived in Colorado.  Ooooo yeah, go ahead and fix it up so I can come visit you! :-P

Blessings!~
Susan