One month has past since the cottage was flooded.
Not much has changed, except the weather has got colder. So, I can't really give an update on how we are progressing putting the cottage back together again.
Although we do have a new fireplace now. All that's missing is a fire to go into it.
The oak we used is what is known as green Oak, it has yet to dry out. When it starts to dry it cracks slightly and takes on a very bespoke look all of it's own. It will be another six months before we can wax the wood. No stain, just wax polish. You'll note that the fireplace is sitting on top of our concrete floor. The reason why everything is so dusty at the moment. At least we are dry.
Freya has had post during the last few weeks. Every time something comes through the door from the postman, Freya sits and holds her paw up. Not everything has been for Freya, Frankie de tabby had a hand knitting blanket to sit on from Caroline over at Uniqart.
Caroline also sent some new knitting needles to replace the ones I lost in the flood.
How kind and thoughtful is that ?
Especially as a few days later Caroline and her family were on holiday and near to Hurricane Sandy.
We had a postcard from New York the day that Hurricane Sandy decided to wreak the lives of so many. Allie had been visiting New York a few weeks before. Thanks Allie, it got here. The postcard arrived on a very memorable day for New York.
Thanks again for all the kind thoughts and replacements for Freya's new toy box. She hasn't got a new toy box yet, but Santa Paws is coming and it won't be long before the one she lost is replaced.
Freya Rose Blossom is over at the catflap cavalier as usual, along with
Frankie de tabby. Although Frank is beginning to show his age, he really is as big as he looks. Just slightly lighter in weight than he used to be. I'm pleased to say Frank is conducting himself in a very graceful manor considering his best seat is no longer there. Just as well as his food dish is where he can find it.