Well, cooler weather is definitely upon us for these first days of May. In what corresponds to November in the States, we fired up the stove for the first fire of the year. As you can see, the fireplace is still in the framing stages, but this next week will see it all covered up and the pipes insulated.
On a good note, the pine trees that we had to cut down earlier, are going to burn nicely and keep us warm for many, many weeks. Though pine burns quicker and a little dirtier (pine tars), I was pleased that the stove turned in a very good performance after laying dormant for so many months. With our new, double glass windows and doors, the house should stay warmer far easier and far longer than last year.
The cabinet maker came over to make final measurements for the kitchen and next week the first kitchen cabinet will be installed, the ceiling will be finished and we will start finishing the walls for tile and paint. This next week should be a good week. Today, Sunday, we have quiet day to ourselves, doing laundry and just enjoying the solitude. Tomorrow, everyone shows up for work and we are back in the middle of it.