When I last posted we were expecting the carpenter and the painter, the first to put up the remaining more complicated shelves, and the other to paint the few items we had brought this time round from the UK.
The painter did his normal crack of dawn job on Friday and Saturday which meant that we couldn't do much on Saturday as there were wet items in the usable space.
We headed back to Small Worlds on Sunday and really broke the back of the work. It was just as well that it was Sunday actually because we were able to spread into the corridor between us and the library to stack the empty cartons which were rapidly piling up. Not to mention vast amounts of bubble wrap as the houses emerged from their protective covering.
But we both squeaked with delight when one particular family emerged. Mother is clearly so excited at seeing the light of day again that she can't control herself!
The carpenter's construction rapidly filled up, partly, as you can see, with bread bins, (wonderful to build room settings in) and houses were found places on the counters though most of them have another move ahead before they find their final resting place.
By the time we left on Sunday, having stuffed the car to the gunnels with rubbish - tip run scheduled for today - all that still had to be sorted was the working area.
This morning we headed to the tip with more than a dozen giant collapsed cartons, many banana boxes, around fifty empty shoe boxes and several bin bags of bubble wrap. Then back to the ranch to collect my trestle table (horribly heavy - I can't believe that ten years ago I was hefting it by myself onto the trestles. Not any more.)
Butterfly was then in her element, creating a workstation for each of us whilst I powered through seven Ikea wooden drawer units.
Butterfly's workstation is under the window, mine is in the centre of the room, we are each equipped with the most necessary tools, and between us is a cunning unit with glues, more tools, paints and other useful items. And we even have coat hooks and a radio!
And so that we don't get bored when not in Small Worlds, we have also more or less finished the flyer design and are just waiting for the final Czech version to get some printed......
Thank you for staying with me throughout this journey. If you want to look at things more closely, remember that clicking on any photo will enlarge it. I am so much looking forward to starting on the houses and will do my best to keep you up to date with what is happening in Small Worlds. See you soon.....