Saturday, May 9, 2015

Different heights.


'The Font ' goes to London to see the thumb surgeon. This is of course the day the fitters arrive, unannounced, to finish off the upstairs kitchen. The breakfast counter is wired up for power and WiFi and the lights are installed. 

It's only after  the florid man in red trousers has gone that I notice there's a problem. All the lights have been hung on 2 metre cords. What no one has allowed for is the slope in The Rickety Old Farmhouse ceiling. It's 6 centimetres higher on one side than the other. As a result each of the the lights hangs 2 centimetres lower than its neighbour. An unimportant but irritating thing. Angus would like to think this is a design feature.


While Sophie naps Bob and Angus go to look at the newly tarmacked road that leads around the village and up to the chateau. There's a band of still wet tar on either side of the gravel that Bob finds irresistible. He also tries leap into the village pond in pursuit of the frogs who are sunbathing on the Water Lily leaves. He is put on his lead.



16 comments:

  1. We know all about being put on the lead...just when you're having fun!

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  2. Definitely not a design element...Mr. Florid will have to come back out and make an adjustment to the lights...by the way thank you for introducing me to another new word for my vocabulary.
    The kitchen is looking lovely.
    Everything looks so lush and green now over your way....love the scenery.

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    1. That wonderful time of the year before it gets too hot.

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  3. Somehow I don't think 'the font' will consider those cock-eyed lights a
    "design feature."
    That's quite a long road leading to the chateau. Let's hope the GB paid
    at least part of the expense.

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    1. Over to 'The Font' to deal with the florid man.

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  4. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMay 9, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Getting those cords exactly the right length is going to be something of a problem for Mr Red Trousers, and his complexion will be even more florid by the time he's got them right!
    So Sophie has a lie-in when 'The Font' is away and doesn't help her little brother to catch frogs.Wonder what Bob would do if he actually caught one - we all know what Sophie would do!

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    1. Sophie would ( and has ) eaten the frogs and toads. Bob likes the idea but is less keen when he comes face to face with one.

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  5. the miracle is that the lights are hung at all. it's as if the entire service industry there is manned by inspector clouseau.

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    1. One should be thankful for small mercies.

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  6. Not sure wet tar and long fur mix. Wise thing, being put on a lead. We are very sad at our house this weekend. We had to put our husky Tor down last evening. He was tired, almost 16 and it just was too much. Heavy hearts we have.

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    1. How sad. After 16 years the house must be very quiet without those familiar snuffles and scratchings. . You're in our thoughts.

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  7. I understand about the lights, it would irritate me too. But this is why we have pups like Bob and Sophie, to get our minds off of it, at least for a little while!

    Hope 'the font' is okay.

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    1. We'll either get it sorted or learn to live with them at different heights.

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  8. Could be worse... the worktops could be sloped to match the ceiling.
    Lesley

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