So yesterday Jim and I slapped stuff on the new plastered walls in the extension so that when the floor is laid tomorrow (Thursday), we won't drip the stuff on it and spoil it. We didn't quite get it all done but did quite well. We set our alarms for an early start, were both up at 8 ish. 9ish came, 10ish...... Did they come? Did they heck. I suppose we should have learnt by now, but we were still a bit taken aback. ah well, we would have a bit more time to finish the ceilings and walls.
It was the ladies coffee morning at 11am this morning at Mary's house in Feakle. I went to Ann's and she drove us to pick up Margaret, then we went on the Mary's! There was quite a little crowd and I took their photo, then one more lady, another Mary, came later:
l - r. Mary (hostess), Margaret, Helen, Ann and Patricia. Can you see all that food? The scones and apple tart were just out of the oven and gorgeous.
As usual, they chattered away ten to the dozen and I caught the odd piece of conversation! They really are such fun and we had a great time. We eventually left about 2pm!
Just to prove I was there too! Pulling rather an odd face though.
Back at home, Jim was busy as usual. Any phone calls? No. So we assume no floor today. I rang Martin and left a message. I was very tired and had a bit of a snooze then Ann Broderick rang and asked if I could use my car to run her and a large chair to a nursing home.
Off I went again and we loaded said chair into the car. It was huge, like a throne! It was quite a long drive, past Flagmount, the village on the other side of Lough Graney and up over the top of the hills there. A deer crossed the road so I slowed down for it. We eventually found the home and delivered the chair. We went round chatting to all the residents of the home, much to their amusement!
It was getting dark by the time we set off so we took a slow drive back, I swear it was the same deer crossed the road again! Then a pretty little female bird, I think it was a grouse, was standing in the middle of the road. I peeped my horn a few times and eventually it flew off! It all happens here you know. Ann invited me in for tea but I thought I'd better get back, as it was gone six.
Ann then put another chair in the car as a present for our new bedroom! I tried to refuse, but she insisted. I'll take a photo of it tomorrow.
Martin rang about 9.30pm and said he was meeting the carpenters at 8.30 tomorrow morning to bring them here, so, fingers crossed.
BT on the Move
So in all this, I've had to move back out of my studio again! I am now tucked under the loft ladder!
At least I'm close to the toilet!
You can see I'm of Facebook! This will do me fine until my floor is done and the walls are painted.
Buster Moves Too
Now my desk has gone where Buster's bed was, so we had to find a new spot for it. We moved the chair from the side of the new boiler and put it there.
Not long afterwards, Sandy decided it was the perfect place for a sleep!
Talk about making yourself comfortable!
Then blow me down if earlier on tonight, who else should discover the new bed?
While poor Buster was relegated to the Snug!
Tonight he's decided to stay firmly in his bed, keeping out all intruders!
Jim called me from the yard to look at the moon beaming down onto Lough Graney. By the time I reached him with my camera, the beams had gone and the moon had hidden behind the clouds. I took 2 shots just to see what it would look like:
You can just see the moon at the top of the white section.
Weather today: Clear, bright and cold.
So, tomorrow's the big day for the floor. Hopefully. Don't hold your breath!