J and I had been expecting to be zooming up to our mountain hideaway tomorrow (Tuesday) for the finishing off of our cabin, but ‘the best laid plans . .’ etc, etc! Well, ‘Burası Türkiye!’ ‘This is Turkey!’
we view certain things differently, J will immediately notice the spelling mistake – doesn’t worry me, I’ll find a use for it some day
Since we were last there, we have been gathering up stuff that is surplus to requirements here and boxing them up ready to start their new life up there. J has been gleefully clearing out cupboard-loads of stuff that hasn’t been used in 18 years but that I have been reluctant to get rid of because ‘ it might have come in useful one day’. That day has arrived! My plan-ahead, long-term strategy (J calls it hoarding) has been vindicated!
Between cleaning the dust off suddenly useful stuff/objects and packing them in boxes there has been time to clean up some long-relegated-to-the-garage wooden shelves and put together a couple of stools made from firewood.
we bought the tea maker in Erzurum 15 years ago – never been used
Anyway, back to the ‘best laid plans’ scenario – the chippy had been hoping to have the kitchen units and the wooden windows finished and ready to install but several days without power at his workshop set him back. So, Thursday will be the Grand Opening Day and, with a bit of luck and a tail wind, if all our threads come together we may well be able to spend our first night in our new hidey-hole. What is amazing is that it is just three months to the day since we first had the title deeds in our hands!
The delay was just as well, because at 10 o’clock this morning we had a somewhat delayed delivery of this lot . .
our annual supply of villagers’ firewood
three hours of graft later we’d made a serious impression on it as you can see (not)!
Burası Türkiye! In so many wonderful, unexpected ways.
Alan Fenn, Okçular Köyü