The kitchen is coming along, very slowly. The carpenter cut the worktops for us but we still have to round off the corners and fit them. Now we have to locate the right tools for making nice corners and good joints.
The tinfoil behind the gas hob is a temporary substitute for the splashback tiles that we have ordered. Then there is the fiddly job of cutting and fitting the cornices and valances after the tiling is done.
We have gradually been gathering all our kitchen ware and crockery from boxes in various locations around the house and in the outbuildings and deciding where they should live in the new kitchen, filling the cupboards as much as is sensible bearing in mind that the worktops will have to come off again to do the corners and joints. It will be great to have it all in the right place after what seems like months – in fact it is months!
Getting the place clean has been a rather tedious job. The work on the floor and walls created a huge a mount of gritty dust which continues to fall from nowhere. I can dust and hoover everything and what seems like minutes later everything is dusty again. Sometimes I think that one day there will be nothing left of the house apart from what’s in the hoover!
The things stored in sealed plastic boxes have survived well, needing just a wipe before being put away. Everything that was left in drawers or cupboards has a bloom of dust and has needed washing and drying thoroughly before putting away. Thank goodness the dishwasher is back in action!
It’s a slow job and progress has been intermittent because other projects and crises have also required our attention – I will fill you in on those later.
Happily I now have somewhere where I can settle with my laptop and write at leisure instead of trying to remember where I last saw it, make a space big enough to put it, get it out, plug it in and fire it up to do something with it – only to have to put it all away again afterwards!
After being upside down in two countries for fifteen months I am now ready to see that light at the end of the tunnel!
Bon weekend !!