When I posted that my stuff had finally arrived in London and that we were settling in, Seasweetie requested to see views from my new flat. I know this posting is overdue and I apologize. Also, please don’t get your hopes up. My views are not of the Thames or of a famous landmark. But it is a definite improvement. In my previous apartment in Boston, I overlooked a gas station and the dumpsters. In London, I overlook a lovely garden and quaint neighborhood streets.
The first couple of weeks, the weather was quite pleasant. Many people flocked to the garden.
A couple of weeks ago autumn arrived bringing cooler weather and fallen leaves.
One frustrating part of my new flat is that repairs are currently going on and our building has scaffolding. Every window has a lovely shot of scaffolding and during the work week, odds are pretty good that workers are right outside all of my windows. I feel like I’m living in a fishbowl. And these boards and poles block some of my views. But I was told that it would only be for four weeks.
One day I looked out and saw the scaffolding truck. I was excited since I believed that they were going to take down the eyesores right outside my windows. However, they placed more scaffolding next door dashing my hopes for a clear view of my new neighborhood for weeks.
Once again I spied the scaffolding truck outside my window. My hopes soared. Surely it was time to take down the eyesores. Was I right? If you said I was wrong pat yourself on the back. My hopes were squashed when I saw that they were taking down the scaffolding that I watched them erect next door a couple of weeks before. What happened to the four weeks?
Then last week they started to take down the scaffolding in the back of the apartment. However, they didn’t finish and left the lower level. I’m not sure if they will ever come back.