|ready and waiting|
It would be daft rush it and try to get some done in the next few days before I go. As I said I have stuff on order and it includes wallpaper and floor paper. I need to decide what to use where and this will have a knock-on effect as to what paint colours I want to use, so I can't really start on the interior finishes over here. I think the outside surfaces might be better done after the build (????) The down-side to that is that setting in the windows and doors might be a bit fiddly working with a building rather than a wall. I think it will be doable though. About the only components I could work on are the windows, doors and stairs..... I am tempted.
I have lights and fires to install throughout and need to really figure out how best to do that. I will need to drill exit holes for the wires even if I don't need to cut grooves for the wiring. I can't do any of this until I have actually had a go at making lights and fires. If they turn out to be rubbish then I won't be lighting this kit!! Again quite a bit of those things are in Naples already.
So all I can do is get super-organised (I hope). I have measured everything to within an inch of its life and annotated the component sheets to take with me ready for any shopping I do for it; plus the paint chart for the three colours I already have and so I can consider others.
I have taken photos of all four side of each halves of the building so I know where windows and doors are for when I have a brainwave like the one I had to reject today when I saw the build again. I started to order some lovely step cupboards - those cupboards that fit beautifully under stairs. Not in this house they won't. There is a spiral staircase and two sets of stairs but even they turn about on themselves.
I might take 'Elizabeth' and 'Stuart' with me to remind me who is living there and to give me a sense of scale. I manage that best against a human form. Measuring a teacup or a slice of cake is one thing, putting it in a figure's hands is another.
So, for the next three months you will just be following furniture kits, lights, fires etc. being put together and, hopefully, seeing lots of shopping and a couple of shows.
Au revoir for now.