About those shelves...
The first one came down no problem, if you discount the sore wrists: the second one, however, was another story...
Apparently the Hub took the radiator off to put the brackets into the wall because when I thought the shelf would come away it didn't! There were three screws down behind the radiator! Aaargh!
So it had to hang off the wall for the rest of the day waiting for the Hub to return, close valves, drain the radiator, disconnect it, unhook it from the wall, unscrew the shelf, replace the radiator, yadda yadda yadda....was I popular? Was I heck!!
So I spent the rest of the day with the piano in the middle of the hall whilst I did as much else as I could- only problem being that Youngest and I had to use the back door as the piano and sundry other objects were blocking the front door!!
Anyhow, today I've re-housed most things and the place is more or less (possibly less, rather than more?) back to as normal as it gets.
One entertaining thing did happen though while I had the dining chairs stacked with the contents of two cupboards I was moving. Hoover-dog was indulging in a spot of his usual summer sport, Fly Chasing, skidded under the table in hot pursuit...only to find he was stuck! Normally he would knock the chairs out of his way, but because they were heavy with 'stuff' he couldn't! It was a few minutes before I realised that the frantically waving black tail was signalling for help and shifted the chairs to get him out- it was awfully funny!
Which reminds me: last week Hoover-dog was hopefully following a piece of cake around as the Hub was eating it, so when Hub sat down in his chair on the front porch, Hoover-dog sat too... without checking his position...he missed the porch and rolled down the steps onto the driveway!! It was only hilarious!
But I tell you, his beady eyes never left that piece of cake!! He must have a rotating head!
Tonight Eldest is bringing a College friend home for a few days. She is an Overseas student, from Finland, and Eldest thinks she ought to see more of Ireland than just Dublin! I hope she survives us...