The one day – for ages - that I was not totally respectable by 8.30am my handyman calls catching me in a dressing gown – and surprise surprise it was still raining. I did get up at 7.45am but then had a lazy breakfast and, on an impulse, started defrosting the one fridge that still has to be defrosted.
He examined the relevant part of the roof after his cuppa and pronounced it tile perfect - it’s just that when wind and rain are so relentless and coming in horizontally rain gets in. Whilst he was here he removed detritus from the back porch roof and once I was respectable again asked if I was pleased with Alastair’s office since he decorated it. I showed him the finished result and he couldn’t have been more pleased. He has seen its many faces over the years.
Now we wait for a dry spell to finish off the garage roof and he has promised to drop a bill in soon - something he is always slow to do.
Somewhat weary of household problems I’m going to give myself a treat on Monday night – stay up a little later and watch BBC4 10pm - 11.25pm Folie a Deux.
It is a documentary tracing the efforts of a couple to convert a historic mansion in
into a luxury hotel. York
Yes I know it sounds a little déjà vu and it isn’t just schadenfreude. Having seen Helen Heraty on Breakfast TV I’m sure if anyone can overcome insurmountable difficulties she can and it is said to end on a note of poignant positivity.
As it says in the blurb:
This confirms that great British eccentrics continue to thrive, but you wouldn’t necessarily want to live next door to them
See photo below.