Discernable absence of progress

Well, it is true that much of our replacement extension has turned up in kit form, having been manufactured off-site. However, kit form is the way it seems likely to stay for quite some time, since we haven’t got a floor. Something went wrong with the builder’s concrete mixer last week, I believe. It has also been raining cats and dogs — it’s been dry for once today, though extremely cold for the time of year, but more rain is forecast, and rain of course puts the mockers on both exterior painting, and pouring concrete floors. Till we have the floor in, the walls up, and so on, we will not have a boiler, therefore no central heating. Also, the good Barry is only half way round trying to sort out the drawing-room ceiling, and will only have time to do windows before he goes off at the end of this week, so it will have to stay looking ghastly till August. It’s beginning to get quite annoying.

PS: the Professor was much cheered by the arrival of a bottle of very nice lavender water, a present from the Godfather. I tinged it with pink; I thought it might be nicer that way.

2 Responses to “Discernable absence of progress”

  1. The Dramaturg Says:

    Has the Professor turned into a Pobble? As far as I can remember, it was his Aunt Jobiska who tried the lavender-water remedy. Bear in mind ‘no harm/Can come to his toes if his nose is warm’ - and hurry up those central heating engineers.

  2. Jane Says:

    We feel, as the rain pours down & there continues to be a total absence of central heating, that we need all the help we can get with keeping our noses warm. Including lavender-water tinged with pink.

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