Thursday, May 27, 2010


This pot?

Hand made and old. Not Roman or anything.

Someone chucked it out! Can you imagine?


Then there are the 100+ (?) year old tiles I had set aside that the builders tossed.  I was not in a very good mood this morning.  

We are also having something of a wrangle over the shape of some windows for the house.  Remember this window?  See how it's set back, and there is a pretty arch over the top?  The other windows that will go in the same room will be rectangular holes with windows in.  Can you say ugly?  In the front there is nothing we can do about it because of the giant rocks and mud which makes up that wall.  The back however is another question.  The architect thinks we should stick with the plain rectangular hole along side the much more attractive older window.  We have conceeded, on structural grounds that the set back will not go down to the ground, nor will it slope out at the sides, but that arch over the window?  It's here to stay.  Sorry boys.  After I got off the phone with the architect the man looked over at me.  "Listen," he said, "you can hear him grinding his teeth from here!"

He was probably right too.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like when they're working on it, it's not your house anymore...

Beth said...

It’s your vision – your home. Stick to your guns. (Strange expression, huh?)
Their job is to tell you what can be done – not what they would like done.