Monday, September 22, 2014

The last evening

Today we have made a lot of preparements for the upcoming winter, and for what needs to be done while we're away.

During the evening our friends came to visit us because they are at work when we're leaving, we went through all things that is needed to do before we return. We also had a nice evening chatting with them and excanging emails for the coming contact keepings. Also when they came we didn't had the the usual Palinka shot, instead we suprised them with Finlandia shots, they told us that in Europe Finlandia is like Mercedes, very expensive.

Next time we will need many things, soil for the garden and lots of other things to continue our renovations, our friends promised to take care of these things.

We will leave home for a while and return later to continue the restaurations of the house with the help of our hungarian friends.

Your Lazy Blogger

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Unplanned works.

Yesterday I started to make new doors to our so called garage, that later will be converted into a place for our grill and outside sittings in the evenings, a new roof is needed but it need to be made at our next trip. The old roof has to be taken away and the beton under it also, here we need help from our hungarian friends.
The old garage doors

The new doors before the oil threatment

The old so called doors was absolutely so bad as they can be. Here is a photo of the old ones, and the new ones made of the local standard wood, they will be a lot better looking after we've get them painted with oil.

The new doors after the first oilpainting

I also got the pantry almost ready, and my wife started to put things in, mostly decorations, and tomorrow all the missing lists will be in place.

The pantry before it's getting filled with stuff

Tomorrow we're invited to our hungarian friends for lunch, and after that we'll continue to prepare the house for our winterleave, a few things to acqiure for our workers for all the jobs they will do during the winter season while we're away.

In the next spring we will get most of the rest workings done.

Your Lazy Blogger

Friday, September 19, 2014

Finalizing the pantry.

Today I got most of the pantry finalaized, a few lists missing, but should be in place before we leave. Tomorrow I'll install the cabinets for the misiss to store different things.
The lists missing.

If time is enough I'll try to make new doors for the garage, and maybe also also a new port from the street into our garden.
This is a short update, more later on this blog and our other blog

Your lazy blogger.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wood for the fence.

Last spring we went to check the availibility of wood for our fence, we were shown excatly what our need were.

Two days ago we ordered the needed amount and got it transported home to our address, but later when we where measuring what we got we found out that our order of 20X100X5000 mm was a so called standard that had nothing to do with reality, and we got wood with the measurements ranging from 95-110 X 20-30 X 5000. All screws already bought needed to be replaced with new screws with different lengths, about 1000 pcs. Looks like the Hungarian standard is between 18-29 cm thickness and 95 to 110 width.
Second from left is our new fence model. First one is the old, and the left ones is the streetside that will do for now.

Thats not all problems, the hanging places on the pillars are not on the same heights so we really have to make compromissions to make a fence that is about what we want.

We have about 1000 meters of wood to paint with oil, one third already done, and if the weather stays good all will be done before we leave.

Today I went to Debrecen to BauMax to get more planned wood that I need in the pantry that I hope to have ready before we return to Finland. Our living room won't be ready during this trip, and we hired a person to do the job after we have leaved back home. During the next trip we only have to do the paintings and laying the new floor

Your Lazy Blogger.

Monday, September 15, 2014

When it's raining it's pouring...

Today we finished the planning of our pantry, because we could not do anything outside during the raining. We also had an invitation to our housekeepers for lunch that we accepted, the lunch was very good, both Mr and Mrs are very good chefs especially with Hungarian food.

If we have time tomorrow we'll go to Debrecen to find some planned wood that we need to finalize the pantry. As surfaces, we use parts of the old furniture that we bought from the previous owners. The old furnitures colours fit with our plans.

In the afternoon we'll continued sawing bits and pieces for the fence and also oiling them, there is also some paintings to be done inside, but we save them for rainy days.

The upcoming sunday we also have an invitation to lunch at an other friend couples home, so we have to make our invitation for both familys to our house in the next spring, we're runing out of time during this trip.

Your Lazy Blogger.

PS. When time permits, I'll post new photos.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Velhola Hungary 2014

Hi to all my readers,

Havn't writed for allmost 15 months, way too much to think about with our summer house in Hungary.

Our restauration of our house that we bought 2012 is continueing at a steady pace. We have the kitchen ready, and during this trip our livingroom and pantry will be ready. We need to get the paintings done and the new floor done

Today we have ordered material for our fence, about 1000 meters of wood, and screwes that our employed persons will need for making our new fence around the plot later this year after we have leaved for the winter. The wood needs to be cutted into the correct measurements and also oiled before we leave back to Finland, so we have a lot to do for now.
Next sunday we're invited to dinner at our friends house, and we're thinking about to invite them the next sunday after that, we're desperately trying to find a good Hungarian receipe for what to serve to our friends. We want to surprise them with something Hungarian...

We are lucky to have a very reliable family living in the neighbourhood taking care of our house while we're not present at the site. We also have all modern equipments including burglar alarms and videosurvaillance connected to local alarmcentrals and our own monitoring systems just in case somethings happens.

Your Lazy Blogger