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    The work on the extension to the car port is coming on, all what need painting has been done, the roof came yesterday evening last thing.

    IMG_E1021 by Wayne, on Flickr

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    On a down note, some lady turned at the property this morning wanting some money.
    She need 80,000 to pay her car and she was going to leave the car with Ohm.
    Ohm and I have already discussed this scenario happening. She politely declined.
    I think 80,000 for a car payment is a bit much...unless more than one month
    I do feel for them but at the same time we need all I earn to sort our property so I can retire.

    On a high..Thaisan is ok and running around as normal

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    Wayne, My granddad has had this millions of times. People just turn up asking to borrow money, sometimes up to 1m baht! I think it is exacerbated by the fact that his house/land (like yours) are massive and in a lot of these places they think we are all billionaires.
    I'm not sure this is an experience everyone will have but he also gets a lot of people trying to sell him cars/land/motorbikes/anything on finance that they cant afford anymore.

    Mental really. Hes only got about £20k left in the bank!!


    Good news about the dog as well! I read through the links that were posted and them snakes are absolute weapons!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walshie View Post
    Wayne, My granddad has had this millions of times. People just turn up asking to borrow money, sometimes up to 1m baht! I think it is exacerbated by the fact that his house/land (like yours) are massive and in a lot of these places they think we are all billionaires.
    I'm not sure this is an experience everyone will have but he also gets a lot of people trying to sell him cars/land/motorbikes/anything on finance that they cant afford anymore.

    Mental really. Hes only got about £20k left in the bank!!


    Good news about the dog as well! I read through the links that were posted and them snakes are absolute weapons!!
    Yeah we have had a person try to sell us land but not cars and motorbikes lol.
    55555, I wish I had 20K, all my earnings have been sunk in to the property.

    Thanks Walshie, Yes it was a bit of a bad variety, glad I was not there, I have a bit of a phobia with them lol

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    The last bit of the main roof is on, just the front overhang to do, then we are back to where we were a week ago and just waiting for the cement to be laid 5555

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    Ohm captured some good cloud colour and formations the other night

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    Wayne, what are you going to do with the main area of your drive in time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walshie View Post
    Wayne, what are you going to do with the main area of your drive in time?
    We are doing cement all under the car port with a car width strip coming from where the drive finishes to the car port area. Then we are doing a cement path from the bottom of the steps to the outside kitchen.
    all remainder we are putting stone down to fill in the gaps so to speak. Something like in the photo below, which is what Ohm and I used to discuss it
    Ohm said she would prefer not to have concrete everywhere.
    Under the house will be getting cement too

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    Last edited by Lonerider; 25th Apr 2020 at 09:01.

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    Yeah concrete everywhere is not a good idea. The torrential rain needs somewhere to drain, i.e. into the ground

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    There's nowt like relaxing at home!

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    The new extension to the new car port is now complete and we are ready to cement as we were a week ago

    IMG_1061 by Wayne, on Flickr

    IMG_1066 by Wayne, on Flickr

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    I have so much to see when I eventually get home, there will be a vast transformation

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    You planning on buying a fleet of mini buses? There's enough room there for warship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnet View Post
    You planning on buying a fleet of mini buses? There's enough room there for warship.
    yeah, its a bit big, Ohm is on about turning the outside washing machine to the side along with the small wall and opening up the kitchen so we can walk straight through. Then putting a seating area in the first bit. So then we will only have 4 bays for vehicles and bikes.

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    Loving the sunset pictures. We go for spin each evening between 5 and 6 and I've never seen the sun so spectacular. My missus thinks I'm nuts but I'm sure the breathing space afforded to the region because of the lock down is making the air cleaner and the sky clearer.

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    Ohm is getting some of the area levelled out ready to start putting the concrete down

    Levelling the soil ready for the concrete by Wayne, on Flickr

    Levelling the soil ready for the concrete by Wayne, on Flickr

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    The concrete is finished under the carport

    Laying the concrete by Wayne, on Flickr

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    .....and then it rained, water came off the roof and pitted all the newly laid concrete, Ohm says they have sorted it out

    Laying the concrete by Wayne, on Flickr

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    Were the hounds kept off site, due to possible paw print risks ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Were the hounds kept off site, due to possible paw print risks ?
    This happens to our finished concrete floors alarmingly often. It’s either the customers dog, a random cat or most commonly pigeons!! Bloody annoying when you’ve spent a couple of hours troweling it flat!

    Job looks good Wayne. Are you happy with the Thai workmanship so far?

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    Waiting for more pics great up till now keep them coming .

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Were the hounds kept off site, due to possible paw print risks ?
    Ohm kept them on a chain at the otherside of the outside kitchen so that didnt happen lol

    Quote Originally Posted by walshie View Post
    This happens to our finished concrete floors alarmingly often. It’s either the customers dog, a random cat or most commonly pigeons!! Bloody annoying when you’ve spent a couple of hours troweling it flat!

    Job looks good Wayne. Are you happy with the Thai workmanship so far?
    Thanks Walshie, yes I am happy with the work that has been done, the groups we have had coming in to work for us have been sorted so far, Ohm has been using different groups from around our local village

    Quote Originally Posted by Samsung View Post
    Waiting for more pics great up till now keep them coming .
    Thanks Samsung, glad you're enjoying them. They are starting to do under the house, clearing it out and setting it ready to get more concrete delivered, so more photos soon.

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    Under the Hous is all prepared and good to to for the concrete

    I am using imgur and trialing the image upload, so we will see how it goes















    I had to do an edit as the photos were not linked to the site, think its sorted now
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    Concrete under the house is down and complete. All thats left to do now is join the drive, car port and house together













    2 days and the concreting should be finished

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