Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Read the post and make a wish.
It's that time of year again - time to have the wood burner chimney swept before we start having fires in it. Today was the day and 'Skip' came at mid-day. When the farmer took the wood burner out he found that the wall behind is very cracked. As there is plaster board under the rendering he has decided that there might be a fire risk, so he is leaving the wood burner out tonight and contacting the builder to call in and re-render it all.
So this afternoon is 'wash the ornaments', 'clean the windows',
generally spruce up the room afternoon. At present (presumably because of a rapid change to colder, wetter weather) my mobility is severely limited, but I am able to pace myself and keep doing little jobs. I have just washed the windows while the farmer tackles the secondary glazing. I am just thoroughly ashamed of the dead spiders that resided on the sill between the two panes of glass. Slut that I am - my mother would have been horrified.
How times have changed. With all the mod cons we have we still don't necessarily keep the place as clean as our mothers did - and they on the whole used carpet beaters and good old-fashioned elbow grease.