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Last tile maybe?

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No electricity for coming up to six hours yesterday, so most things stopped around here once it started to get dark and cold.  Lots of running around outside retrieving things and weighting things down in the gusting winds.

Managed to work on with the last of the roof for some of the time.

But first, that other chimney

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Working on the join

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Here we are at the rounded ridge moment. This is going to be a bit of a lengthy job, with lots of drying time needed

There’s also the chimneys to work on and,  now that my finger nails have grown once more, there are more ivy kits to put together.  Lots to keep idle hands busy and old minds ferreting away.

And around we go

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The roof of three parts

Time to spin the house around

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Phew!  More or less got the front slope as far as it can go until the rest is in place.

Am hoping to add a wider collar of sorts to the chimney stacks along with the top and chimney pots, but will probably leave decision on size etc until all slopes are done.

Working with the cardboard tile strips is a like handling stiff fringing or tasseling because each tile can act just a little independently, splaying one way or the other.  This can get them jiggled out of alignment but can also be useful for adding the interest of a wonky tile here and there.

Will leave last staining and discolouring also till the mammoth tiling bonanza is over.

Next up the large triangular gable end, hence the house spinning routine to get both more light to it and a little more elbow room too.