Since then I have been getting up at the crack of dawn each day to let the builders in, because they insist on starting at the crack of dawn, and I had to let them in.
In case you wonder why it took so long to put up a ceiling, I’d better explain that the roof is supported by old timber beams that look rather nice. So rather than cover up the beams, they put the ceiling in between the beams. So in fact they had to put up twelve ceilings. One between each pair of beams.
They are finished now. They did a brilliant job. It was very hard work, and I learned a lot of new language, and was reminded of some nice words and expressions I’d forgotten.
The electricians are back today to fit the lighting. They arrived this morning. They unscrewed all the light switches so that they are all dangling off the walls. And then they disappeared again.
I think they may have gone off to Dublin to switch off the power station. Just in case. You can’t be too careful with electricity.
So if half of Leinster is plunged into darkness today, I’m sorry. But Herself wants a new ceiling and lighting so we all have to make sacrifices.