Saturday, April 07, 2007
Weekend Off (Almost)
Tonight we’re leaving for the Ardennes in the south-east of Belgium, famous for their rolling terrain, sausages and hams, rafting and kayaking, wild animals and green forests. We’re going to visit my brother, for the first time in more than a year. That’s not because I don’t like my brother, but because we’ve been so busy with the marriage and the house. Speaking of the latter, we finally got to the stage where we can install the new ceiling. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!
My father came over today to give me a hand and we put up the aluminium frame on which we will hang the plasterboard ceiling. It was the first time we used this system and the first time I installed a ceiling, but it went like a dream. Next weekend we can hang the plasterboard, but we’ll need a third pair of hands for that. Keeping a long, heavy plate over your head with one hand while trying to screw in a bunch of screws with an electric screwdriver is not very easy. Besides, my back is already aching because of the thousands of times I had to climb up and down the ladder. The aluminium profiles were a bit unwieldy too, measuring four meters long. But by some strange coincidence no-one got their eye poked out. Hooray again!
Now, off to the bathtub and then in the car for a three hour drive…