We thought we were all ready to go with the flooring in our new house. The men arrived promptly at 8 a.m. and we discussed at length the direction and angles of the laminate which was to be put down. Then we went upstairs to look at the floor which had been done earlier. Ma’me – there is water up here – oh,oh. There wasn’t water there yesterday so this was a new development. Alas it turned out that the problems which everyone thought had been sorted out, in fact had not been sorted out. So we now have water damage again and the floor could not be laid today. That’s a set-back. But I was able to get on with more unpacking and all will be resolved eventually.
Below is our dining area, very kindly furnished by a friend. Ian’s pills and glasses sitting on the tray from Kenya – but that’s another story. Note the empty boxes on the right. The photo was taken late yesterday, before the water appeared this morning.
Dare I show some of the clutter as I proceeded with the unpacking- happily that orange and white towel was handy this morning to mop up some of the water spreading across the kitchen floor
Ethan enjoying playing with some of our DVD’s – and you can admire him wearing his Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket ( and the rug in the background is one I wove – it’s a Peter Collingwood corduroy rug – a mock rya – fun to weave and I really like it, I must say.)
Today wasn’t all bad news. It was Market Day for the 2nd grade at school and budding textile artist granddaughter Ashley had made colorful crowns from felt to offer for sale at her stall. The children earn special market dollars and then have these to spend on Market Day. It was great fun, as you can see from the photos.
The children had their various wares spread out all around the classroom and they took turns shopping and selling. There was a buddy system whereby your friend minded your stall while you went off to shop and vice versa. James and I were visiting shoppers and we were soon joined by Susan and Ethan. Caitlin is in Kindergarten so she missed out – how she would love to participate. She is another entrepreneur in the making, showing promise at an early age.
Ashley’s crowns – I bought the green one with money kindly supplied in advance by Ashley’s teacher – I’d better do a good deed, or do well in my spelling test, etc. to earn that money
And for my knitting readers – here is another Blanket, now finished, to add to the Blanket Series. Blanket Number 7 (?)
And to close – a picture of Knitting Graffiti – a Knitted Tree Cosy on a neighbour’s tree