Hello friends and family
I have decided to build a carport. I have wanted a cover over the front door ever since I moved here and have always put it on hold because it was easier. If I make it a carport, then any visitors with an electric vehicle will be able to charge it safely.
The first and hardest part was to decide what I wanted – what I don’t want is easy and comes in a kit set so to be happy I will build it myself. This place is zoned rural residential and so I don’t need a building permit for a car port under 20 m squared. I have planned it, written down what I need and taken the list to the store for a quote.
So I am on my way to Oamaru on Wednesday and get stopped by roadworks at the Maheno level crossing. The lollypop man comes across and taps on my window. “Do you take volunteers?” he asks. I was surprized that anyone could read the signs of Penguin Rescue on my door as the truck is covered in mud. Chris came up in the afternoon.
On Thursday morning Chris and I liberated a few native plants from Doug’s forest and in the afternoon, Sue and Dave from the Yellow-eyed penguin Trust called in on their way home from Oamaru. They are working towards closing their reserve at Tavora in the breeding season to protect their penguins SIGH! I showed them how ours must slot into their small area so people can visit the historic reserve.
Friday was a day for planting and trimming trees and Hiltrun arrived so we could do even more on Saturday!
Have a great week!