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Seals are quite common around here but they normally keep themselves to themselves. There are a lot to be seen from the ferry to Orkney and in places like that and occasionally the odd one is seen a lot closer but it was still a surprise to see a bunch of them on a little island in the Thurso river quite close to passers by.


Quick Roof Update

I'm still van & carless and the weather's been very mixed so there's not been a lot of progress on the roof consequently I haven't got round to taking photos recently. Here's the south roof on August 13th.


Biphasic Sleep

Since the beginning of August I've been feeling tired and depressed even more of the time than usual. Particularly, I've been continuously feeling sleep deprived and irritable much like being jet lagged. As a result, for the last fortnight I've been experimenting with biphasic sleep; that is, splitting my night's sleep into two segments, getting up for an hour or a bit more in between.


More Roof

The replacement batch of roof sheets were delivered on Friday the 24th of June (I assume). I've put six of them up since. I've also done a bit inside the house but that's better in a separate post.



As previously noted while waiting for weather and roof sheets I've been doing the loft over the main bedroom.



Things have not gone too quickly with respect to the roof over the last month or so. A lot is described in my April and May post but a bit of wider context might help.


April and May

Since my previous house post at the end of March I've basically done another room's worth of roof sheeting on the south roof and put up most of the joists needed for the ceiling above the main bedroom at the east end of the house.


Incipient FTTP

Surprisingly, it looks like there will be fibre-to-the-premises available at my house site pretty soon.


2022 So Far

The weather up this end of the island this winter has mostly not been too bad. It's not been particularly cold or wet with only a few short groups of days with a cm or so of snow lying and the unusually strong wind storms have all passed us by to the south. It has, however, been persistently a bit windy so I've only really got going in the last week or so which has had some lovely weather (which has, sadly, come to an end for now).



After having spent the second half of December at home busy recovering from Covid or whatever it was, I've more-or-less continued the theme this year. So far I've only been out six times.