|With all he Royal Celebrations in London being over we can return the topic of the blog to normalcy. And “normal” in this house means work. Currently the renovations I could do seem to be non-ending. However, I have to set priorities. Like today a neighbour came over suggesting we remove a wall between two bed rooms. Even if that might seem like a good idea it would sure blow up my plans. The days over here have only 24hrs and a week consists of 7 days. Guess you knew that, right?|
But that has consequences like nothing else. Between painting, mudding and working in my carpentry shop I am running up- and downstairs clambering on ladders and today even managed to twist my knee. It was the one I have had trouble with since those Norwegian days on our farm. Of course I haven’t had pain in it for years. But it seems that the problem is still there perking up when least expected.
And oh yes, there is the phone as well. Happened quite a few times yesterday and today that I had to kick certain bureaucrats in the you-know–what-place. I hate that!
Just to tell you: I have built a wainscoting in the upper hallway, I have painted a ceiling in our bedroom and primed the walls. I painted the walls of the hallway and met the problem that the old paint throws bubbles when the water-based latex comes on top. So I had to implement plan B which means I will utilize a roll of fabric we bought years ago but never used, to cover that old uneven plaster wall over the wainscoting with. That will take care of all the bubbles and I don’t have to scrape that old paint off, risking that the plaster will follow suit.
Oh - it sure is so much fun to deal with an old house.
That one bureaucrat never called me back, even though he had promised to do so.
The day was a mix of rain showers, dark clouds and a tiny bit of sunshine. It was cold all the time and I wonder whether we have foregone summer and started on the fall season right away.
First at sunset the clouds parted and let Ms.Sun peek out. That caused me to jump into the car and drive up the road to a spot from where we have a terrific view over the Passamaquoddy Bay.
You can still see the dark clouds which have been hovering around all day.