Tuesday, April 28
Birdies and Beasties
Hopefully, by the end of this evening, I will have finished all the various bits and pieces in the workshop that have been gathering dust for the past couple of weeks. And when I have, I will then have enough items to make a trip to the "Room of Doom" (or the Cementing Shed, as I believe it is sometimes known) worthwhile. Cementing is the process of filling the gaps between glass and lead with a black gloopy mixture of linseed oil, white spirit, whiting (powdered chalk) and plaster, which then sets to make the window strong and watertight. It is also very messy, dusty, and tedious. But I don't mind it too much as long as I have a few pieces to do at once and some trashy high-energy pop on the radio (this is not the time for erudition). As a result of my infrequent trips to the cementing shed, it becomes the place of choice for freakishly large spiders.