Back from a week camping up at the house. We loaded up the car with camping equipment and assorted supplies to paint the kitchen and baths.
By the end of the week, V had outdone himself and painted everything except 2 walls of the second bedroom where paint was running low, and one wall of the laundry/pantry because the radiators were stacked in the way. Go us! I washed floors and windows, gave the old wood beams a coat of linseed oil and killed many, many spiders. Normally, I wouldn´t be quite so anti-insect, but it was that or imagine them crawling over us at night, and some were approaching the size of housecats. I´ll say no more.
We met a new neighbor who very kindly weed-whacked both our side and the other side of the creek and filled us in on some of the history of the house. And the next door neighbor´s veggie garden was the talk of the town - they have an astonishing crop of potatoes coming up, doubly impressive considering they added no fertilizer other than old straw. My hopes for a potager are back.
The Hergom wood burning cooker has been delivered. We have an estimate for the installation of the radiators and a hot water thermal store and are still waiting for the electrician to finish the paperwork so we can apply to Fenosa for electric mains hookup.
More details to come.
I am utterly in love with our house.