Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Just for a change ...

... I was up before the alarm went off. And just as well because with having visitors today, it gave me chance to tidy up a little in here and then go downstairs and steam-clean the kitchen.

As an aside, by the way, this unit that I bought the other week and assembled on Sunday, it's really doing the business and I'm quite impressed with it. I think that this was a really good purchase.

So Rosemarie came round for her lesson in pointing and to be frank I think that we spent more time gossiping than working. Nevertheless, she made a reasonable mix and managed two bucketfuls into the wall with a finish that wasn't too bad at all. However, I think that she understands that it takes longer than one might think, until you've been doing it for a while anyway.

One thing though for which I'm glad that she was here was that I had to change the wires over on the wind turbine. That involved lying a ladder on the roof (at an angle of course) and then slotting another ladder into the space between the rungs and up the wall so that I could climb up on it. Not for the faint-hearted, that but I couldn't think of another way to do it. I needed an assistant for that as who knows what might happen when i'm on my own.

And bravo too, for being only ever the third person to be brave enough to use the composting toilet.

Anyway, that's that. I'll have an early night and then attack the wall in earnest tomorrow. The quicker I start, the quicker I'll finish.


  1. Plenty of hedges round here. Some of them don't even have brambles and thistles in them!