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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Erm. Ooops?


On Friday morning, we heard the ominoius sounds of crashing bricks very nearby. Next door but one, the new neighbours are building a paella house on the terrace. The problem, that the terrace is about 15 feet high, and hollow underneath. Both Ed and I thought that the new construction had fallen down, but a quick peep showed it not to be the case.

About an hour later, as we were near the end of our drive, we looked across and saw the true source of the problem. A delivery lorry had backed right onto the terrace, but one (or more) of the concrete beams had given way, and the lorry, with its load, had fallen right through the terrace.

The truck was stuck there nearly all day, until a hi-ab turned up, to lift it back out. Hopefully the weather will stray dry until the terrace is fixed, since, if we have a heavy downpour now, it will wash their entire supporting wall away.
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