‘There aren’t enough hours in the day’ …..bollocks! If there were more I can only surmise that I’d be awake for longer and therefore get proportionally less sleep. As things are right now when we are not working our ‘spare time’ is taken up by La Rectoria. And now our antennae are more acutely tuned as the pace of work continues on relentlessly.
Our principal task this week was to finalize our choice of paint for the upper floors…..white. Easy enough, but as any of you who have had to undertake this exercise before will know, there are quite a mind boggling array of shades of white. Our architect and builder had already selected and applied three samples to the wall in the hall on the top floor, none of which we liked. Sowe took ourselves down to the paint shop where we chose three more samples which Goretti duly applied. An hour or so later and with the paint dry our choice was made and we have plumped for Umbra Weiss….a kind of white.
Meanwhile work on what will soon by our home – the basement – is forging ahead. The dividing walls that need to be erected are now largely in place and the windows are now beginning to be fitted. Minor amendments have been made to the position of some windows at our request as we want to maximize the views and vistas. Light fittings are now looming as the next major decision to be made and less importantly but something I want to make a start on this year is the planting of one or two more fruit trees.