The creation of the perfect temporary 'studio' is taking much longer than first anticipated. It's due to all manner of things, waking up late (oops!), accompanying my mother to the supermarket & charity shops, having to paint walls I'd not planned on painting, painting shelves, it getting dark too quickly and not being able to see. The latter will be rectified tomorrow when I disappear into the cold and dusty loft to find a better light fitting than the single bulb which is currently hanging from the ceiling. The shelves and walls are now all painted and are currently drying, so shall no longer be a problem. The first two things were entirely my own doing and shall not happen again until the room is complete. Honest.
I blame Puzzle (cat) for my waking up late. 2 nights ago he decided to bring me a present at 1am. A present he didn't quite know what to do with as it's the first gift he's ever brought me. So he threw it around the room a lot, a few feet in the air, followed by himself. Both came crashing down onto my knitting machine, which was 'resting' in the middle of the floor.
I was using the light from my mobile phone to see all of this as I really didn't want to get out of bed. But when I discovered what it was, obviously got up. I thanked the cat, put the bird in an empty box and put that in the bathroom to deal with in the morning. For the next hour or so the cat was in and out trying to find his little trophy until I eventually locked him out of the room, where he scratted all night trying to get back in. Now, if he was a clever cat (it is well known that he isn't) he'd have just opened the bathroom door and found his little friend in his cardboard coffin.
So tomorrow. I'm hoping. The room will be finished. We shall see...