International Rescue…

under the stairs

Things were looking pretty grim at Quinta do Cabril for a while. Since the robberies last summer morale has been low and the work to sofa ratio quite high. Of course my ridiculously inconvenient sinus weevils have hampered things somewhat but things have changed – the sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and the international building team has reconvened for a mighty assault on the previously daunting task.

Several tons of grey stuff has been thrown at the walls and been lovingly smoothed into clean lines and dynamic shapes by my (somewhat OCD driven) Austrian/Portuguese renderer. The mixer has been turning endlessly, fed by Fernecas the swarthy Portuguese man-machine. Meanwhile I’ve been whittling balconies out of old pine trees and fashioning wiring circuits from coils of cable and small plastic boxes.

The result is a house shaped thing that looks like it needs a coat of paint rather than a pile of rocks that could do with a good bulldozing on the way to the pub…

I expect it’s nearly time to go surfing.

I didn’t surf today. Soon grasshopper, soon…

16 Replies to “International Rescue…”

  1. Ahhh, Spring! The sun is out here as well, and i’m re-energized and off to… oh, wait. clouds. back to the sofa…

    Congrats on the progress! There’ll come a point where you’ll go 24/7 just to finish. Soon…

  2. um….didn’t read a bit of post

    just wanted to say “hi”

    well…except for the part about “not surfing today”
    …I feel better. Me neither. 😉

    1. Hi :). I feel better that you feel better. Although it would be better to feel better because we’d both surfed rather than neither. x

    1. Nope. The bird really are tweeting. Although I was too but not at the moment but that doesn’t mean I won’t be later. Again. But I may not. I’ll get my coat…

  3. those stairs look lethal…i mean someone could fall down them you know…especially if they were pushed…

    they do look good tho 😉 x

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