The fitters have turned up. I've passed their coffee making and biscuit test so they've decided to stay and the first window has been installed. The best news is that the company is sending extra fitters tomorrow so, if all goes well, the work should still be completed tomorrow as originally agreed but if not they will be here on Saturday to finish.
They are working upstairs today so I've settled in the living room sorting through the last lot of stuff to take to the auction house on Monday. They don't want access to the French doors today so I've moved some of the stuff I'd stacked up out of the way and am hoping to get most of it sorted today, rather than leave it till the weekend. It'll probably be another two car loads and will be the final loads to go.
I managed to get out for a walk yesterday and am happy to report that my knee held up well. There was no pain at all when I was out and it was just a bit achy last night. It's fine today so it seems that short, easy walks will be the way to rebuild the strength in my leg and, if I'm sensible about it, I should be more mobile in time for my rescheduled holidays in August.
I sorted through all the books last night. Regular readers will know that my sister passes all of her books on to me (50 or so every couple of months) and although we generally have the same tastes in books, sometimes she fancies a change and chooses ones I have no interest in reading. Added to that are the books I buy myself and the ones that friends pass on - the books were taking over the house so I've been ruthless about selecting the ones to read and the ones to go. I've kept about 50 to read, have about 100 to pass on to friends, and 117 (I've counted them!) to donate to the Red Cross charity shop in Chippenham - a friend works there and will collect them at next week's book group meeting. The ones I'm keeping will fit into one bookcase so it also leaves me with free space in other cupboards. I bet it doesn't stay empty for long!