Saturday, 15 November 2008

12 November 2008 Wednesday – rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

Rain holds off until we return from our trip to Intermarche and Bricomarche. Whisps of clouds hang round the hills at various heights as often seems to be the case in these parts.
The rest of the day is spent moving more of my belongings up to the flat from the ground floor studio.
Next job is rearranging the living room. I now have a small office in an alcove, the dining area remains the same, but my dresser is now half way along a wall and my cubes define the living / lounge area.
The cubes now hide the hole in the lino.
Steak for tea with mashed (fishy tasting) potato and mushrooms (not fishy tasting).
The plastic sheeting that I pinned onto the wall, and which I did not pin down at the bottom edges, gets sucked into the oven a bit, when I check on the potato some time later. It shrivels up in the heat. Goody!
This is the first time that I have fried anything other than eggs on my cooker and the house stinks of cooked meat. Still the meat is tasty.
Rain is still falling when I leave for choir.
Dressed in my walking boots and waterproofs as per last week. Numbers are well down this week. When the “boys” split from the “girls” we do have a room with light and a working piano. Hooray! But progress is slow. I don’t think many have done their listening homework.
I splosh home in light rain and unable to wind down as usual after choir, I listen to the rain thudding onto the roof above my head for most of the night.
If the rain doesn’t stop, the builders will probably not appear tomorrow.

I note that I have got my third blog follower, so welcome to “Je ne regrette rien” (see list of blogs that I follow). This American lady has been living in France for slightly longer than me and seems to be of an artistic bent.
No doubt she will correct me if I am wrong :-)

1 comment:

  1. we need pictures!!!

    'artistic'? sometimes! bombastic? yeah that too! off to read more ...


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