Good. The wife is back
from France and a brief week of normality before setting forth for Norn Iron. Despite being without a cleaning assitant for more than a week-a long time in the dusty Old Manse -Huttonian's house keeping efforts appear to have escaped the seal of disapproval. There was just some scrubbing in a mildly marked manner around the kitchen surfaces and that was it. 8/10 probably. Not bad and a tribute to the hasty mopping operation I had yesterday hampered by painters tramping in and out in mud encrusted boots comung in and painted splattered ones going out A bit of house husbandry is good for the soul and makes one's appreciation of the return of the wanderer all that much greater. I am awarding myself a week off all except light duties.