Friday, August 18, 2006

Over half-way through August...

... and still no major heatwave, other than the odd one at the end of May. The temperature sticks around 32-34C in the shade during the daytime, which is hot but not unbearable. Yesterday it was extremely humid, with the sky quite grey for the first half of the morning. It almost looked as if it might rain - perhaps it did in the mountains. Not here, though. We'd have been very surprised if it did.

I'm not entirely sure where the week has gone, now Friday has rolled around again. On Tuesday evening we gave Daniel's room a coat of paint, in a colour he had chosen ('like a frappé') but it's one of those shades that needs a second coat. We'll probably do that tonight. Richard finished putting the cabin bed together, as far as possible with some parts missing, and is pondering what to do - how to include shelving, and perhaps a desk, since the room isn't really big enough for a separate desk. Some time soon I need to adjust the curtains Dan had in his room at our other house to fit his room here.

Of course, he won't be back from the Doulos for another eighteen months or so, and while he said he would probably want to live at home for at least a year, things may change. Still, we're treating it as his room at present. If we have a guest staying in the main part of the house, Tim will probably sleep in Dan's room so the guest can have the regular bed in Tim's room. So it's useful to get the room useable. Once the paint, furniture and curtains are done, we'll unpack some of the boxes labelled, variously, 'Daniel's books' (several), 'Daniel's junk', 'Daniel's miscellaneous', 'Daniel's stuff'..... and so on.

Then tomorrow morning we hope to paint the hall/stairs/landing area. The paint shop was open this morning, rather to our surprise since it's still the August holiday period and lots of places are closed. We're going to hang all our framed photos on the wall by the stairs, so it will be good to get that done. Then we only have the guest apartment downstairs to paint....

1 comment:

jj said...

Getting there slowly!