Does this look familiar? The front door hasn’t changed at all since I last posted it on Thursday Doors. That’s because we’ve been concentrating on the attic rooms, which are coming along nicely – considering we’re not exactly spring chickens. Downstairs makes a nice dry workshop, for now. Upstairs is beginning to look like a home.
We even have a couple of pieces of furniture in one of the bedrooms. That’s Tino, the gaffer, sitting on the best chair, keeping a shrewd eye on us. He looks exhausted because it’s very tiring watching people work all day. Of course, he does allow us to stop for a coffee break.
When he sees us sprawled out on the floor, unable to lift a nail (the metal kind) he gets the hint and calls ‘elevenses’. Being the slave-driver he is, that’s not usually until twelve o’clock!
But the gaffer’s efforts are paying off as we managed to finally get the plasterboard or drywall up and the first part of the partition walls done. We even have flowers, of a sort, in the garden.
I’m hoping this is what we call Rocket. If it is, I’d like to save it when we tackle the garden – we may have no money left by then and it’s an edible plant.
‘Dame’s rocket has an interesting history in terms of its names. It was called the Vesper-flower, because it emits its perfume in the evening, and this is how the genus got its name “Hesperis” means evening. Dame’s rocket can grow to heights of more than 3 feet and is a native of Europe and Asia. It has naturalized in North America and is invasive in several states. In Britain it has been cultivated for centuries, and so has become naturalized in some places being a garden escapee.’ *
The best part about working on the house is definitely staying on the boat. The sky always seems to be different each time we visit and the water reflects it so beautifully. This is what squally weather approaching looks like. My camera didn’t do nature’s colours justice.
Hope I haven’t tired you out with this Thursday Doors renovating post. I’m sure there are a lot more serene doors to be seen over on Norm’s blog. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.