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Scaffolded home

Thursday 13th October 2022, 9.20am (day 4,067)

Scaffolding at home, 13/10/22

As I post this on Saturday, I already know that both Thursday and Friday were highly uneventful, even by recent standards. Changes to this state of lethargy are afoot, but not this week. In fact the most exciting thing to happen lately was the erection of scaffolding around our house, meaning you can climb up to have a look in our windows if you like; though we’d rather you didn’t. It’s not even for work we need doing: we are just passively wrapped in metal for a few days. That’s scaffolding two days in a row, isn’t it?

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Back to work

Tuesday 31st August 2021, 10.35am (day 3,659)

White Lion wall work, 31/8/21

This is a very boring photo. In that respect it epitomises my day perfectly. The title of the post says it all.

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Roof with a view

Wednesday 10th August 2016, 11.45am (day 1,812)

Roof with view, 10/8/16

Not a bad morning for it, though there was rain later. This is never going to be a position you ever see me in, by the way.

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Boiler works

Friday 28th August 2015, 10.00am (day 1,464)

Boiler works, 28/8/15

Second day in a row spent almost entirely at home, partly because I’m unwell and also because we were having a new central heating boiler installed. The old one is visible on the front steps, with its red back. Why the scaffolding? I am not sure, ask the engineer. Perhaps just for the variety.

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Mending the NFM

Tuesday 19th May 2015, 10.20am (day 1,363)

Mending NFM, 19/5/15

Instalment n+1 in the occasional series, “Blokes Up The Sides of Manchester Buildings Doing Their Jobs” (see also here, here and here).

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Works lighting, Nutclough Mill extension

Sunday 3rd November 2013, 10.40am (day 801)

Extension lighting, 3/11/13

A day of sunshine and showers, which I think this shot manages to capture, as well as documenting the continuing growth of the building going up near to our house. My first full day in Hebden Bridge since October 20th, but that’s fine, I needed the rest.

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Working on the new ‘Learning Commons’

Tuesday 3rd July 2012, 3.45pm (day 313)

Learning commons, 3/7/12

Today was a dull day in every respect. The grey skies and rain are now a permanent feature of existence. Back in Manchester for the first time in 10 days but I spent most of it in my office, which isn’t a particularly great photographic subject (which is why there have been, to date, precisely no photos of it on this blog). This is the university’s new ‘learning commons’, due to open in time for the next academic year, and doubtless full of all sorts of exciting new devices that someone has decided will ‘enhance the learning experience’. Not that they ever asked any of the academics around Manchester who specialise in educational technology their opinion as to how it should be built. I know this, because I am one of them. I am sure it will be just perfect.

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