My Decorator has been this afternoon to begin the restoration of my bedroom to its normal state. You remember that after the flooding here on July 30th it was found that the soakaway carrying my surface water had not worked for years. I first noticed it when the wall in my bedroom showed mildew (horror!). Well, now I have had a new soakaway built and today the Decorator came and painted the mildewed Anaglypta (the plaster under the anaglypta is not at all mildewed) with strong bleach. Within half an hour it had all disappeared. Tomorrow evening he is coming to paint some sort of recommended paint on the wall and then at the week-end he is set to repaint the walls. Fingers crossed the whole episode is behind me.
This morning my television had no signal - on enquiring of my neighbour I found that we all had to re-tune our sets today (my knowledge of such things is minus nil). After writing down the instructions my television engineer gave me over the phone I spent an hour trying to do it, to no avail. Luckily, when my friend and dog-walker on a Wednesday came an hour later she did it in a flash. How different our brains are. She offered to show me how to do it but I knew it was pointless. So now, thanks to S, I am watching television again. And there is a programme I wish to see in about ten minutes - so that's it for tonight. See you tomorrow.