You may be wondering why I am late today....I have a good excuse. Honest.
I just purchased my very first, after thirty years of doing this, house that somebody else made.
One of the Wednesday Witches was getting rid of it and I jumped on it. Sue has patiently watched me drool over this little house for years... Almost nineteen years, to be exact.
She brought it back from England and the drooling commenced.
It was made by Graham Wood. He makes copies of real houses in England.
Sue told me that this one is a crooked house that is in Windsor, close to the palace. I am going to have to see if I can find any information about it on the net.
Here's the label on the back of the house. It gives information about the business, but unfortunately nothing about the house that it was a copy of.
Please note. Tessie latched onto it as soon as it was in the back door.
She took one look at it and said, under her breath, "Casey must have been drinking when she bought this...It's crooked."
"I heard that! I have not been drinking!" Then I proceeded to try to explain how special a crooked house is in England. She wasn't buying it. Finally I lost patience and told her, "If you don't like it, go live somewhere else."
That did it. She brought out the broom and started cleaning up. As she worked, she kept mumbling to herself...."It's crooked...It's special....It's crooked...It's special???"
To add insult to injury, Zar wandered in carrying an open bottle of something green....Don't ask....
He eyed her, took a swallow of whatever was in the bottle and said..."Huh! It looks straight to me!"
I had to take the broom away. She was about to beat him around the head and shoulders with it.
I got a little closer and heard him say, "I like it. If you don't want it, I'll take it."
Tessie slammed the door in his face.
I guess that was a "NO!".
She did let him in to look around, but on no uncertain terms will he ever get to live there....As far as that goes, I am not sure that Tessie will either. I may just put a "To Let" sign in the window and see who shows interest. There IS a homeless Elizabethan lady that wanders around the bookcase in the family room...
You might know it...the only thing wrong with the whole thing(besides its being crooked) is some of the plastering is coming off of the chimney....More chimneys? I thought that I was going to be finished with that kind of thing when the Weaver's Workshop was done.
Maybe I can get Zar to do it. He seems to be partially plastered already...
Anyway, that's my story so far and I'm sticking to it.
See you tomorrow.