Injuries: three new bruises, one salamandra burn, one aching leg.
Life Satisfaction Index: Up 12.68%
Three productive days! On Monday the rain stopped, and my windows were delivered. Over 30 window pairs, 8 glass double doors and a huge arched window. They were ripped out of a chateaux in France according to Ze Manuel, my second hand supplier. They are gorgeous and give me a tiny preview of what the house might become…
Work continues on the annexe bathroom. Two walls have been scrubbed free of moss and fern and clay mortar. Then I pointed-up the rear wall (that is, I replaced the mortar). A, for practise pointing and to experiment with mortar mixes, and b., to prepare the wall for an anti-growth treatment before building the brick wall in front.
It looks totally different than before – (I used two different mortar mixes; the lower has one part clay, but you can hardly tell the difference) check out the pics. I’ve got to work on getting it darker and redder… and I didn’t like the consistency of either of my mixes so tomorrow is another day to experiment. As both of these walls won’t be visible it’s a good chance to play around.
And sun! Two days of clear beautiful blue skies and gentle but constant sunshine. After a whole month of darkness, everyone is euphoric. There were lots of smiles about today.