Monday 26 August 2013

Heat and Light

Here are are very old friends indeed - warming their tootsies by the barbeque. They are two of the smaller 'Russian doll' stacking knights which I made at college, and who still patrol the garden.

Rodger has been busy. We have truly brilliant workshop, in terms of space. The one thing I notice and probably because my eyes are getting past their prime, is how dark it can be. There are definite areas which always have to be illuminated by overhead lights. I have for a long time harped on about how a 'Velux' roof light would help, but now these much less expensive solar light tubes have come onto the market.

Rodger ordered a couple to try and has  taken on the installation. The utube video suggests that this can be done in two hours. That is if they are going into a flat felted roof.

But hey, a solid weekend and we have (at least one ) light!

Taken by the camera pointing straight up it looks like the moon.

And here as though I have forgotten to switch off the lights.  I am impressed!


  1. they do work well- I'm impressed by the workmanship of the installer too!

  2. So nice to see Rodger scrambling around on the roof, and the successful result of the hard labour!
    My experience with anything building related that claims to be "easy to assemble" or "can be done in under an hour", is that such things do take a whole weekend (or worse) of grazed knees and thumped thumbs! Interesting to see light tubes in action, as it could be a solution for us too. Our place has two and a half sunny rooms, and the rest are often very dark indeed. Fortunately our roof is corrogated iron, which is probably easier to dig through than wonderful thick slate!