Today has been a more focussed, better day. Having been initially daunted by the unglamorous work of clearing out all the accumulated bits and pieces - both relevant and irrelevant, it was time to gradually get stuck in.
This morning started wild and wet - a great excuse to sit in the warm with Charlie on my lap (well. his head anyway!) and finish reading Ireland a Novel by Frank Delaney
"Warm, intelligent, and unapologetically nostalgic... Delaney is as much in love with the art of storytelling as he is the story's subject." - Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA) March 15, 2005
I enjoyed it very much. and would recommend it to all.
As I finished, the skies cleared and it looked like a good afternoon, so I set to work.
First, the 'stuff'. Triage was in order:
- to be cleaned and put into (another) store
- to be cleaned and kept for imminent use in the gallery
- to be chucked out
I spent most of the day at this task, and the consolidation and organisation felt good.
- fitted the phone to the gallery (so you can ring me and I've no excuse not to pick up your call!)
- did more washing
- collected and labelled the eggs
- fed various animals
So, all is ready for the floor to be laid tomorrow - an early start I think!
|Damp - the outside wall is only single skin here - that we can remedy|
|water is seeping un under the door - some 'tanking' outside is required|
|this is what it's all about -|