Some of you may remember the Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, Hector V Achilles, Trojan Horse, Trojan Wars etc, etc. All very much like our renovation work being done here at the Cozy.
The Greeks (Ted’s army of workers) arrived, tore down the old balcony, and precision built a new wider replacement. However, the dammed cat has discovered a way to climb up from outside and appear without notice on the upper portion of said construction!
Ready for the rebuild
The Greeks are hard at it
The task is done
That was easy!
Meanwhile outside the gates of Troy epic battles take place. Achilles is hopping mad as his relative had borrowed his armor and was killed by Hector. Achilles arrives at the front gate of Troy and challenges Hector.
The duel takes place and Hector suffers a mortal thrust from a broken spear before suffering the final death blow of the single sword lunge.
The end for Hector
Achilles shows his displeasure of the death of his relative by tying Hectors lifeless corpse to his chariot and parading him around the outside of Troy.
As Troy mourned its most famous warrior the Greeks departed over the horizon leaving an amazing wooden horse at the gates made from the old balcony.
Full of flooring materials!
The “Horse” is stuffed with all new flooring and will replace everything upstairs and the one last carpeted room and entrance staircase.
The Greeks set to and have furniture moved and the “rip up” of the old sub standard flooring begins ……. dust and debris everywhere as the “new” goes in section by section.
Don’t see it either ( “look in the white bucket”)
Some say they are looking for Achilles “Immortal Sandal” hidden somewhere under the old floor.
Work continues all week and mega moving in every direction as more and more new planks are laid. By Thursday we are ripping out staircase carpet and smoothing down areas to accept the new step coverings.
Friday and its all done and looking good save for the ever falling dust which is to be expected in an operation this size.
Floors and staircase complete
More work outside as Brenda builds new rocking chairs and a full day on the new upstairs grill.
Rocking chairs in the sun
While “Troy” rejoices in the new balcony and flooring things are not looking quite so good for “Demi God Achilles” as they never found the sandal and in the aftermath Achilles was shot in the heel, and alas and alack, he perished from his near Godlike state.
It would seem that Achilles Mum did NOT follow the Baptism Instructions completely as he needed a “double dipping” !
STYX and ARROWS