Monday, 28 February 2011
Only when it's sunny....
I had my baking day on Saturday when the weather changed from storms to sunshine.
Yesterday, however, it rained all day and I'm slightly embarassed to admit I didn't get out of my pyjamas. I spent most of the day on the laptop, just occasionally wandering out to the kitchen to make coffee or get something to eat.
The sun came out today and I was up at the crack of dawn raring to go. I cleaned the house and then tackled a pile of ironing which has been building up for weeks...I hate ironing!
A few weeks ago Mr A sorted out the old house in the garden (photo here) which we use as a shed and dumping ground for anything that we don't have room for in the house. It also contains a lot of stuff belonging to FIL, as well as wood, which Mr A used last year to build the fence next to the old house, and which has also been used for the soba in the spare room. It was an awful mess and it took Mr A several days to sort it out and make tidy. He is generally a very untidy man and I have to constantly remind him not to just open the door of the old house and throw things inside.
Today I was looking for something....don't ask me what, because for the life of me, I can't remember. All I do know is that I searched cupboards and drawers in the house, and then started searching in the old house.
I pulled out huge boxes and rummaged. I took down big plastic bags full of things that were hanging on hooks attached to the rafters. And this is probably when I forgot what I was looking for, because I get distracted. I just love rummaging and came across all sorts of things that I had forgotten about, plus some interesting stuff belonging to the in-laws.
I made quite a mess which of course I needed to clear up before Mr A arrived home, because I wouldn't want him to think I'm as untidy as him!
Mr A had an interview on Saturday with one of the carpet centres in Bodrum. Mr A is good at selling carpets and he knows an awful lot about the history of Turkish carpets. He had 4 years experience selling carpets in Cappadocia, and a year in Selçuk. He still has a few contacts in the business, and came across one of them on Facebook...and this is how he managed to secure the interview. I'm a bit hesitant to talk too much about it because I don't want to tempt fate. It looks promising. He has to go back in a week's time to talk further and hopefully get a contract which would mean he could start work around the middle of March. Naturally I'm keeping fingers and everything else crossed that this works out, but I never count on anything in this country until it actually happens.
.......and I still can't remember what it was I was looking for today!