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A Delivery!

The day started out murky
not much of a day for taking pics 
but we had a most beautiful vision 
on our doorstep this morning 
a delivery ...

we have been waiting almost 12 years
 for this day, the machine you see
 is going to dig us out of trouble ....

We live on a flood plain,
we didn't know that
when we started to build our cottage
from a pile of ancient stones!
The authority that sold us the property  
didn't know either, 
our cottage forms part of a historic estate,
it is thought to be the original cobbler's cottage
 serving Hardwick Hall.

We sit beside a stream that feeds
an old historic mill, now renovated and milling flour,
during heavy rainfall or melting snow
the stream floods and sometimes
enters our cottage
to a depth of three feet.

We have not been in a position financially 
to resolve this, but the
National Trust has gained 
funding to try and remedy the problem
for us and nearby properties.

This is great news for us because 
we would like to move somewhere smaller 
and so now this makes our property viable for sale!


Comments

Carola Bartz said…
Well, I'm glad that the NationalZ Trust is going to help you out. It's definitely not fun to live in three feet high water... Good luck on the sale.
Monica said…
oh i can feel your relief! to have to wait so long. but it's not a small job. thank goodness the NT stepped in! what a thing to have had to live with.

it sounds lovely where you live.

having a dry house and a sell-able house will be amazing.
Charlotte said…
I hope to see the sight for sore eyes at some point tomorrow, love you xxx
Noelle Renee said…
Sue,
That is so wonderful! I remember last year when the rains came and the difficulty you had. I can't recall if you had flooding. I do remember that your electricity was off and you couldn't get to the market for a while. I can't believe that you endured three feet of water! This is amazing relief for you!
Noelle x

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