Another Week Bites the Dust!

Work on the staircase is progressing slowly, I now have all the parts cut, routed and sanded

I had bought the stain, and the imunizante to protect the wood from insects. I bought Nogal, which is walnut, and supposed to be dark, unfortunately I mixed the two, before trying it, and it’s orange, much the same as every other colour Impra do. I have done the treads and risers (drawer fronts) with two coats, it still isn’t dark enough, so will now wait for Monday, to go and buy some different stain.

On Wednesday, we woke up to probably the coldest day this year, I decided to change the dog covers on our lounge furniture, but Pepe was having none of it!

A case of ‘Move me if you can’, he thought being wrapped up nice and warm was very appropriate, and stayed there!



The work over at our house in Bello, is finished, instead of three weeks it took one, we went over on Thursday, and checked on the work, there were a couple of things that needed tidying up, and they will return to do so. We went and placed an order for a new shower screen, which they have been to measure up, and hopefully will be installed on Tuesday, then the work on the house is finished for now.

We then met up with my Father-in-law, who came down from Caucasia for Medical appointments, so he is staying with us for a week, then will return to Bello for a night or two, before returning to Caucasia.

I had bought a solar powered security camera to put down the orchard, as I suspect people have been entering at the far end and helping themselves, I just want the evidence, and my Trail camera runs out of battery juice too fast. However on reading the manual on the new cam, it says to keep away from trees as the blowing leaves will activate it, which totally defeats the object, so I decided to install it above our main gate, so we now have a view in both directions.

It’s not a bad camera, and was easy to set up, I did it whilst Marcela was out at an appointment with her Father, and sent her this screen grab, so the first thing I had to do on her return was install the App on her cellphone.

Today, I have been down the orchard installing new boundary posts, on the new neighbours fence, I think they have been using this area as an access point to help themselves to our produce, but until I have the evidence, I shall say nothing.

Once that was finished, I painted the imunizante that wasn’t mixed, onto the rest of the staircase, and once it had dried in the wind and sun, my Father-in-law helped me move it back under cover. He is only a year older than me, so we are more like Brothers, but it still fells strange even after ten years.

Pepe and Tito are telling me that it’s time for their tea, so will sign off, before they take umbridge!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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