Workmen came at 8am to
put some loft insulation in my flat.
4pm Completed painting of lounge walls and
paintwork - room now revamped after removal of existing grate and exposing
Early breakfast to await arrival of house
decorator at 8am to begin redecoration of our bathroom and sitting-room. 2pm
Emptied the sitting room of all its books, pottery, CDs, videos and paintings
ready for the decorator to make a start first thing tomorrow morning. It's
a tiring task which makes me wonder why we keep so many possessions, especially
heavy books; but they're part of the family and the house would feel empty
8.00am Decorator arrived to begin redecoration of
the bathroom. Had to explain that 'Lizbie Brown' the tiny ginger kitten we
rescued through the Cat
Protection League, must not be let out accidentally.
4pm Helped to clear last of books, videos
and furniture out of sitting room. Kitten puzzled by the empty room.
Spent rest of the day building a retaining
wall in the former railway cutting (once serving a brickworks) where I have
been building a hexagonal house for 16 years. The stone fetched from Franksbridge
and the quarry spoil heap on the Cammarch. The concrete aggregate from Builth
quarry, the cement from the builders merchants in Builth.
Today's big event was having a new downstairs
toilet put in. Out has gone the old fittings and in has come a shiny new white
porcelain model. Realised that had forgotten to buy toilet seat though so
had to pop down to DIY store, along with wife, nine year old daughter and
two year old son, on Pool Road to get new one. Went for mahogany seat with
chrome fittings. Old toilet now sitting in garden like ill-judged attempt
at community art installation.