|Repairs made on the base of the oven|
|Chimney hole cut in the roof|
|Both chimneys now go through the roof and are hopefully watertight (no doubt we shall see in due course).|
A piece of granite is needed here, between the BBQ and the oven, so that I can roll out pizza dough or knead bread.
The top of the bar is still to be tiled.
But the shelves need to be grouted before I can put anything away.
The front of the bar is still to be grouted too.
The thermometer for the front of the oven door never turned up in spite of numerous phone calls and a months wait. I wouldn't mind but the door has a hole in it without the thermometer. I know that the thermometer is not accurate but it is an indication of temperatures rising or falling and that could be very useful.
And.... the BBQ tray looks to me like it is for a much larger model. Why so much bigger than the rest of it? Yet the builder says its correct. Ho Hum. Steve is going to slice a bit off the back of it and bend it so that coals won't spill out and then it should sit flush to the rest of the BBQ.
The floor will be tiled last of all. The new deadline is Christmas. If you don't set deadlines you often don't finish a task at all... mind you our deadlines on this one have not really been of much help, but the rest of the jobs are mostly down to Steve now so... fingers crossed. It's not as if we have an olive harvest looming and any other jobs to do now is it?
Talking of the festive season, I am not prepared at all... barely begun to think of it actually... no gifts made this year... what did I do all summer? Ah yes the fleece and the spinning... oh and the swimming pool. I'm going to pay now for my earlier laziness!
But for now the sun is shining and my washing is blowing dry in a gentle breeze and I am sat on the veranda having a moan to you dear readers. All I need now is a cup of tea (which I am going to make in just a moment).... Ah this truly is the life! Just to make clear... there is not a hint of sarcasm in that last statement... I have to pinch myself on a daily basis to make sure I am not dreaming... we truly are enjoying every moment of our Spanish adventure. It is the moments when things don't go as planned that make all the other moments seem like 'dreams come true'.