Yes, the builders are still here, and will stay with the building work until the scaffolding is removed, which will probably be in September, but I am following their progress. They removed the top layer and insulation of the walls about a month ago, then there was the noisy part where they had to chisel away the cement used to stick it on the wall.
Now the new insulation layer is being fixed on the walls, but a nice quiet job: just a little gentle tapping sound now and again to put it in its place. I had a word with one of the workmen yesterday and he said when that is done they have to apply a layer of some sort of insulation and afterwards the painting will begin. 3 months now into the work and it will only be finished in another 4-5 months. I noticed that the new insulation is somewhat thicker than the old, so the volume of our building will be increased somewhat. Perhaps we might enter the Guiness Book of Records.
Sometimes I long for the good old days when I did not have iron bars in front of the window and a workman has to tell me to shut the windows because of the smell and styropor particles floating in the air.
When the place where you live looks like this, then it does tend to dampen your spirits. Even my cat only goes out when the builders finish their day: luckily at 4.00 in the afternoon they disappear.
My iPad had problems this morning as I could not get into my reader and see what others had written on WordPress during my night. I had to clear the history – what could be easier. The problem is I forgot how, but Internet has now enlightened me and now everything is working again. There seemed to have been a history blockage on my safari. I just like to go through my little routine in the morning on my iPad, whilst hugging the bed of course. First of all a quick check to see my e-mails, not that anyone really writes to me these days. It is mainly notifications and answering comments. The next step is check through the various challenges in WordPress to see what others have written and the last part is check the Reader, because that is where I see what those I follow have written. This last part was not working, so I decided there was a blockage due to being lazy and not clearing my history data.
I have now moved on, eaten breakfast causing sticky traces from the jam on the keyboard of my big brother Acer microsoft computer, and should really go places and do things. I have just realised what a boring golden oldie life I lead, not having more to report on this somewhat cloudy morning – perhaps it will rain. Mr. Swiss has taken the vaccum cleaner for its first walk of the day, and now it is my turn.
I will now leave you with a photo of my hostas in the garden which have already begun to flower. Already? It is now mid June, time flies when you are enjoying yourself and especially if you are a golde oldie.
Have fun, take a breath of fresh air now and again, the computer only breathes once and the air is not so fresh.