Wednesday, June 5, 2013
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
The workmen finish replacing the windows on the terrace. They make a start on the bathrooms. Being 'fancy' builders they spend much of the day covering the floors with dust sheets. Bob and Sophie are intrigued.
I'd hoped that the builders would have moved their workbenches from the part of the house they've just finished to the part they're just starting on. '' Sorry Guv. Can't be done . We need the sockets ". Angus comes to terms with living like a squatter in his own house.
In the afternoon the builders dig up the lawn to find the stopcock to turn off the water. A painter arrives and daubs Miroesque blotches on a wall. Someone trips a fuse which smolders gently but acridly away.
Bob and Sophie find the whole process to be tantalizingly wonderful. An audience. digestive biscuits, interesting smells and dust covers to be shredded. What could be better ?