I found myself humming the corny, dated and yet, to me, always touching ‘One more step along the world I go’ tonight. This is A Good Sign, as the authors of ‘1066 and All That’ would have said if they had thought of it. When I am really down I can tell because I can’t sing it (Happy Thought: Having it at my funeral, that much planned clergy-torturing event, would be highly appropriate and hopefully wind them up somewhat 😉 )
The reason for this glee was finally sorting out a contract to re-roof the cottage. Yes, gentle reader, finally.
You will remember that a roofer with a face by Rembrandt, came and kindly removed slates from the barn. Warned that nails would be fatal to my horses, he promised to keep them off the ground. Well, I have already picked up over 500 for the area he worked on. So he got ruled out.
I am happy to report that the tin roof man with the face from Durer did a wonderful job. As one would expect from Durer.
I have a quotation from another roofer, who comes recommended, and whose face is by Alan Ramsey, I think. I believe Ramsey is probably to be trusted. It is a huge relief to have found a realistic quotation from a probably reliable roofer. So it’s from the old I travel to the new…