Monday 22nd August
|234/365: the new table and chairs|
|showing the extended table|
S assembled the table and chairs yesterday so, for now, the dining room is finished. The table is the perfect size for two and, in a very easy movement, the top rotates and flips over to extend it to seat four when needed. I only bought two chairs as that's plenty for everyday use and I have two other chairs I can use if I need to seat four. I knew the table top and chair seats would be a much lighter oak than the bookcase and I was thinking that I could stain them to make them darker, but now they're here and I can see them together, I don't think I will bother.
So that's another thing to tick off the list. The next big expense to focus on is replacing the up and over door on the garage, which I'm hoping I can afford to get done in October. Clearing the guttering is in hand and then everything else can wait until next year.
The forecast is for rain all day today but despite that I am going out for a walk as soon as I've taken my meds. I want to get back to walking outside every day, no excuses for the weather, just do it. I'm starting simply so the target for this week is a ten minute walk every day. I still have to decide on the route as it needs to offer more of a challenge through changing gradients and/or steps.
L is coming to lunch today so she has the honour of being the first guest to eat at the new table. I'm not cooking as L fancies a takeaway which makes it easy and I'm happy about that ... L has food allergies as well, but they're different to mine and she doesn't like spicy food either, so we are poles apart in meal choices!
I have a night of TV to enjoy, starting with an André Rieu concert and followed by another showing of Les Misérables: The Staged Concert ... I know I watched it not long ago but still feel excited about another chance to see it!