Imagine a line drawn cartoon style:
line representing ditch; objects eg spade, a sock, bricks briefly appearing, airborne above the rim of the pit, only to disappear below once more. General mumble of noises off as sound-track.
Hi there, I’m down here
Had my head down and been ploughing on – I can see the finishing line somewhere down the weeks and months ahead (but almost definitely this year) – go, go, go – getting breathlessly involved.
Frontage, façade, street face, front
More or less
Mug shots – facade
Coming up for air
Sudden burst of late afternoon sun after a day or two of variable and dreary light so went out for a walk and to bathe in the warmth. Glorious, bluebells on the hills, birds swooping and diving all around, freedom and I start to breathe a little. The mind is set free to wander along with the feet. But even out here I can still see the jobs to hand and begin to wonder how many pieces of wood I’d handled in the last few days doing just the two remaining fourth walls on the attic (schoolroom and red bedroom). I reckoned up that these two have about 120 – 150 pieces give or take between them and there are a few more around the model itself, that’s for sure, so how many for the whole house inside and out over the last five years?
Don’t think I want to know that really.
In other news
When the light was better at the beginning of last week(?) I began to dress the two workers for round the back of the house (the ones I used to start the energy ball rolling on these last stretches) and will return to them, light permitting between the remaining jobs.
Also, whilst all that wood was a-drying a bit at a time, I’ve gone all out and designed the kitchen extension block; worked out the layout and started to build it too! More of that much later.
What’s not done? Er, that’ll be the chimney removable panels I’m afraid. But I will do it – soon.
I must crawl all over the whole external surface of the entire house and do all the bits I’ve missed. There are small pieces of wood, stone and brick needed for edges of walls, camouflage missing on undersides and many touch ups of paint-work here and there.
Send out the search parties if I’ve not emerged by a week on Friday.