We moved into our new bedroom.
It was wonderful to be back in our very own water-bed again
I haven’t found all the bedroom stuff yet – so the shelves are still mostly empty.
On the other hand, I also haven’t found room for all the stuff that is unpacked, so I guess that evens things out.
We still need to resolve the dust issue – but we have to clean up the mess in the construction area first, which won’t happen until we quit for our holiday… A conundrum, but then, our life is a conundrum….
So, we were all settled in (sort of) for 4 whole days when….
See that little electrical box…
Okay, first, admire the bathroom.
Now, see that little electrical box above my linen cupboard? By the lamp?
It’s cover is off because, for some unknown reason, the lights in the bathroom and the bedroom quit working yesterday.
Nowhere else; just those two rooms.
Thankfully, we’re not under any pressure to get work done, so mon mari can solve the problem at his leisure…. I mean, who needs lights?
Our main electrical box is in the barn – where it should be.
A secondary box, governing the upstairs wiring (I’m clueless about all this) is above the ceiling…. In the closet.
The same closet that I hung up my clothes in last week, only to have the rod pull out of the wall, collapsing everything, which mon mari then repaired and reinforced, allowing me to, once again, hang up my clothes.
This morning I had to empty the closet, so he could get at the box.
He spent the morning, testing and checking everything, getting more and more frustrated because nothing worked.
Then, for some reason, he tested his tester.
It didn’t work.
It had worked when he tested it before he started, but, somewhere along the way, it quit working.
So, after he fixed the tester he was able to start fixing the problem.
I spent the day being very, very quiet….
I will make him his favorite Savory Sautéed Potatoes for dinner….
2 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
3oz (90gr) mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
1/3 cup dry-cured Greek olives, pitted and sliced
3oz (90gr) feta cheese (sheep’s milk), cut into small chunks
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbs olive oil
Heat oil, paprika and cumin in a large skillet. Add potatoes, onion, pepper, mushrooms and sauté until well browned and tender. Add oregano, olives and heat through. Add feta, stir well to combine and serve.
If you’re feeling more daring, you could fry this all in bacon fat…. or duck fat….
I’d better make these again!