Don't you just hate waiting around for collections/deliveries etc.?
I had two pictures booked for collection today and the carrier was scheduled to pick them up between '9am and 6pm'. Actually, it wasn't too bad as he turned up around 2pm
We also had a return visit booked by a Gas Engineer who has been trying to sort out our 'sick' central heating boiler which keeps losing pressure and failing to heat the house.
I have lots of jobs to get done before we fly back to Fuerteventura on Wednesday morning but couldn't leave the house for fear of missing one of the callers. Sadly that meant I was forced to tackle the housework LOL.
As it happens, it wasn't the day to be out and about anyway - gale force wind and icy conditions with snow/sleet showers made it very unpleasant outdoors. After a stormy night we were greeted this morning by the sight of a huge section of the asphalt roof on our main shed flapping in the wind. One of the retaining wood trims had been torn off and the asphalt just took off - the wind was blowing from an unusual direction. So after a makeshift repair most of the asphalt is kind of in place and hopefully will keep the rain out for a while. We're reluctant to have the whole roof replaced just yet as its the shed where our Blue Tits are setting up home in the nest boxes. I don't want to scare them off.
After my panic with the spitting W&N fixative spray the other day, I've successfully worked over the spotty bits. It doesn't really look as though I've achieved much since the last post but I had to take a couple of steps back and then rework the picture. I think its a good thing that I'll have a break from it now. It will be good to come back to it with fresh eyes and concentrate on the texture/coat colour now that the 'foundation' is in place.
It looks a bit fuzzy here but I'll worry about getting better photos when I've made more progress.