Friday, 7 November 2008
There is a curtain across a doorway at the back of the house, in the shanty section. I'm not sure why it's there really as it's always tied back. The cats enjoy hiding behind it and jumping out at whoever happens to be passing. Well, Basil and Pudd enjoy doing that, it would never occur to Albie that he could be the jumper if he wanted to, instead of always the jumpee.
Residents of the blogosphere have recently expressed their pleasure in seeing how dirty other people's floors are, so I thought I'd do my bit and post this picture. The vinyl here looks dirty even when it's just been cleaned, so I don't really invest much effort into cleaning it. Some of the stains here are probably cat food trails. That black thing is not a bit of bark but a load of dirt stuck to a gummy patch where there was once a strip of sticky tape. There was sticky tape on the floor because when we moved here we intended to polish the boards in this hallway bit as well as everywhere else, and we removed the vinyl and masonite in preparation, literally ripping them to bits in the process. Then the boards turned out to have hard black glue all over them which the floor sanders wanted a lot of money to sand through. So we put the ripped up masonite and vinyl back down and I stickytaped over the tears.
There certainly was a mad flurry of frenetic activity on the fixing up of this house, it lasted about a year, and then the will to continue evaporated. Just like that. The laundry ceiling is only painted half-way across.
at 9:47 pm