We finally remembered what it was we wanted the builders to do.
Herself and I were sitting here the other evening and we started discussing things we could do to improve the Manor a bit. Herself suggested that we could knock down a wall upstairs to make a bigger room out of two small ones. She suggested that we could ask the builders when they had finished doing whatever they were doing up there, and that’s when we remembered – that’s what we had asked them to do in the first place.
I took a look up there the next day. I had been putting the moment off, as I was a bit nervous at what I might find, but in fact they have done a great job. They have removed a wall and half the roof, so what was once two small dark rooms is now one big bright airy room. There are lovely views from it, and as long as it doesn’t rain, it should be very nice when it’s finished.
I was sitting here this morning when I heard a strange noise.
The builders were drilling and banging, doing whatever they were doing, but this noise was much closer. I went to investigate.
We have a little lobby that we use to store things like coats, books, boots and explosives, and the noise was coming from there.
It was a waterfall.
It was really very pretty.
The water was cascading out of the ceiling over some cables and there was a beautiful blue fizzing glow where the water and the cables met. Once again I congratulated myself on my foresight in replacing the fuses with lumps of metal, as this surely would have blown any fuse.
I went up to the builders and thanked them. I told them that it was a very nice touch, giving us a water feature that we hadn’t asked for. I regretted that, as they promptly stopped the water by switching off a stopcock or a tap or something technical like that.
There is still a lake in the lobby. I think I’ll leave it there as a feature, and may even plant some lilies in it from the lake outside.
Tonight, when the builders are gone, I’m going to investigate to see if I can turn the waterfall on again.
I like water features.