Saturday, January 23, 2021

French renovations, Day 33: Lots of work, little progress!

8,401 steps

I suppose a better title is "Some work, little progress" but that's not very dramatic. Eric and I ended up having a lot of (non-renovation) work this morning. However, we were able to give away the old mezzanine staircase!

After lunch we took advantage of the sunshine and went to the park. Ivy met up with her usual group of friends. Inga broke her soccer juggling record: 63! She was on fire.

Zari and I took a walk around to the port and enjoyed watching the waves crash against the rocks. The ocean was stained brownish-green from the sediment washing down the Paillon river. This happens after heavy rainfall.

I still wanted to get something done on the communist apartment, so I started on the little wall above the hallway. Ivy and Inga geared up to help, but unfortunately there wasn't much work for them. We could only have one at a time on the scaffolding.

That wall was a beast! It is at least 8" (20 cm) thick concrete/plaster/lime and gives way millimeter by grudging millimeter. I worked for an hour and a half and made frustratingly slow progress. 

Dinner was Thai larb salad. Eric made crêpes for dessert. Some kids had "banana split" crêpes with bananas, nutella, & whipped cream. I stuck with 85% dark chocolate and whipped cream.

Ivy showing off her muscles.


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