"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

... still Closets!

... the Closet-Guys still here.
Today they should finish. By the end of the afternoon.(fingers crossed!)

The carpenter is nice, and accepts when I call for corrections. The work is looking good, if I just forget that he basicaly didn't follow many, nearly all, fine and not-so details and measurements of my projects. Yes, those projects: the ones I spent hours/days thinking over, checking out measurements such as shoe-drawer heights — measuring the various males-of-the-house' boots, sneakers and shoes; testing out heights from the floor so the broom can clean under the bathroom closet easily; ways of dressing to determine which side the drawers should be on...*sigh*
I think this merits a BIG BIG ***SIGH***

As I'm basically stuck at home to see that that alls-ok, I'm taking a stroll down my blog lane, over there on the right.
I've taken several more trips with bloggers.
Which reminds me to start thinking of fixin' and posting photos of my June trip here.

This weekend we'll have a long holiday, as next Tuesday is a national holiday, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida, Brazil's padroiera, patron saint.

We'll be going out to a friend's country place, a farm about four hours (six?) hours drive away.
Lovely, lovely, mato ("countryside")!

This year I have hardly been away from The Big City at all. On the June trip, we visited more cities, lovely also to be sure, but not nature. And I do so feel it when I stay away from a natural setting.

When I finally get to the weekend, all in all it'll have been a good week:

The closets installed... perhaps even with their contents IN them and not strewn all over the rest of the apartment.
My Maralunga sofa finally back, refurbished after 20+ years of wear and tear of the antics of three rambunctious boys and their friends, bicycle wheels, skate boards, two Belgian shepherds who loved to take naps on it, and various entrepid field mice just trying to find a nice burrow in its fluffier parts. Plus, the about  nearly fours years of being ostracized to The Attic, as was first too large for the small apartment, then too scruffy to bring to this one.
An invitation to a long weekend in the country...

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