Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
It’s countdown to Holy Week when the family arrives. People from Holland, (
the) Ukraine and Britain. One of them is heavily pregnant with this child above! They don’t want to know the gender until it’s born.
To make everything just that little bit more difficult the entrance gates started acting up last week. Opening then not closing, then not opening at all. The CAME repair guy had to order then install a new circuit board (€280 just for the part!), which is finally done today. This week we’re also finally getting a downstairs WC (under the stairs). It’s starting to look excellent.
I’ve also started putting the guest bedrooms together. I’m going one by one, and trying to get it perfect before I move on to the next. That means I’m still on the first. Then the hardest part comes, which is completely emptying the dining room and setting the table up in there. Meanwhile the armoire we got for the study was delivered. It’s going to house tablecloths, napkins and guest towels.
It’s late Empire (period) but heavily influenced by Louis XVI. I’d seen a similar piece on Proantic and it was the perfect size – but I didn’t love the colour of the wood for that particular room. Then I found another one online but it had a glass door instead of mirror. Then I finally found one here in town at the Liquidarium. Fantastic price and he threw in free delivery. The owner is extremely nice. We know his mother and his aunt as they were the owners of what is now our Building I. Anyway, back to work.