Other jobs this week (other than mopping up) were clearing the front fence of dead bindweed, tying a tarpaulin over the top of the container as it leaks like a sieve, painting the kitchen (again). The kitchen walls have taken three coats and 15 litres of white paint to cover the blue. I have also been repairing the chainlink fence and getting the walls ready to paint. I want to paint the perimeter walls a sandy colour to blend with the landscape, leaving the white windmill to stand out in stark contrast. When that is done the plan is to tie on a sandy coloured shade cloth to the chainlink fence which will make it difficult for people (and particularly local planning officers) to see in. Then we can get on with building a few little extensions and walls. This is not being sneaky, it is what everyone does.
With all this work it was a relief when the boss put me on reception duties again.