It’s a bloody miracle but all the air con now works.
At the final stage of the job by Dave and Alan - Sissi escaped through the side door and scuttled under the rear deck which is under construction.
We have to use the side door because of course the back deck has as yet no stairs.
Dave and Alan crawled under the deck to capture Sissi. There was no additional charge for this heroic effort. She is absolutely possessed with getting outside – but gets frightened as soon as she is out there.
Every few days JoAnn rocks along with her assistants to install more plants in our back garden. It is starting to look almost like a garden should. A photo will be provided soonish.
Her assistants are two young black guys and it is a pleasure to watch them digging holes without missing a beat or raising a sweat. Oh youth!
The jigsaw arrived today. The moment of truth has arrived and within the next few days I will have to cut holes for the cat doors – which also arrived today.
I have found in the past the cutting holes is so – well – final.
You cannot undo a hole – although I have wished that I could many times in the past. So I am going to proceed very carefully and methodically and try to anticipate the disasters which can befall people with no carpentry skills whatsoever.
You know what they say – measure twice – cut once.
My previous experience has been that after the measuring part I should retire to the parlor with a good book and a glass of Jameson.
It does not help that the smell of goats once again fills my nostrils.