|Jean doing the wallpaper pasting. We had hysterics at her shadow!|
|Linds and her Geoff. Yes, I know it is confusing but we managed!|
Then we can start to assemble the nook. A community effort. I am good at making coffee. The skirting boards I can sit down on the floor and do later with the gloss paint. Whatever I have in the paint cupboard will do. And I will remove all the books tonight and do the walls behind the shelves too. And maybe the shelves......
Cupboards. I am now so organised in here. There is a cleaning and vase cupboard, an electrical stuff cupboard, a linen cupboard (with a quilt shelf), a tool cupboard and a party cupboard. On top, I have a huge shelf for the extra sofa covers and the seasonal linen.
I hope your jaws are dropping in amazement at my organisational skills, people. I amaze myself. Never in the history of me has there been an electrical cupboard, complete with every type of bulb (arranged), spare lamp stands, extension leads, plugs, electrical tape etc etc etc. Geoff would be so proud.
I just have to remember where it is. OOOH!!! I just remembered all the Christmas lights! There is room for them in there too!!
I am a genius.
I may even put Geoff's test meter in there. I think it belongs there. (I have no idea how to use it or why, by the way, but it is staying. It was his most prized possession.
The second coat is done and I am now awaiting the arrival of the expert to do the 3rd coat. Apparently a third coat is essential. Right.
Andy Murray won his semi-final match at Wimbledon yesterday and the country is ecstatic. He will be playing Roger Federer in the final tomorrow and I want Roger to win, which may be treason but I don't care. I like Roger. I am not that fond of Andy. And the rain is lashing down as I speak. One headline today said it was going to rain till September. That is enough to make everyone start on emigration plans.
I have been painting the corners and the edges, so the old study.....I HAVE to call it something else for heaven's sake...... Hmmm. The nook? New room? Cubby hole? Suggestions? Where was I? So the _____ (fill in the gap) is ready for its final coat sometime today. It is good to keep moving today, because I have been just a little wobbly. So moving is good, and so is jabbering on about inanities. Like the rain.
The rain has been so bad that the Grand Prix at Silverstone is a mess. Well, the parking areas are fields of mud, so today, 20 000 people due to arrive by car (with tickets) have been told to stay at home. The race is tomorrow. And the rain will be even worse tomorrow. Silverstone is not far from me, so if you happen to be watching, just know that I live about 16 miles (25kms) away. And the weather they have there is very likely to be the weather I have here.
I am rambling today. It is 6 years since Geoff died. That is a long time. But I remember the day as if it were yesterday. Every minute detail.
The paintpod expert has arrived and the kettle is boiling. I will be back later. PS And now the sun has come out. This weather is seriously weird.