The decorator is back today and is currently hanging the bamboo wallpaper in the living room; it's going up well and is looking good. He's happy as it it much easier to hang than Farrow & Ball wallpaper; he'll be happier then when we tell him the replacement F&B wallpaper hasn't arrived yet!
This is the bamboo wallpaper:
It's quite pricey, but we hope will stop some of the echo-ing. MOH saw it on a hifi forum and introduced it by saying "you won't like this but it's good for..." And was surprised when I said I didn't mind it, but if we were paying that much for it it had to go on a wall we looked at!
The wifi battle has emerged from a general power supply need. The power went off (as the decorator was papering around sockets and the wall lights are off the wall), however MOH is on call so needs the wifi. MOH wouldn't believe me when I told him his only option for power was in our porch. "Porch" is a bit of a grand name for it to be fair, it's not even 1m square. Anyway in the end I was proved right - I knew I would be, how our power is affected and working around that is one of the things I've learnt during this work! MOH could do what he needed and all was well, until the decorator unplugged the wifi. Thankfully MOH hadn't been called or thing would have gotten real fiery. MOH is now waiting anxiously for the strip of wallpaper nearest the porch door to be done so he can have his wifi back. I feel his pain, I've worked from home many days over the summer with the wifi "disappearing" when you least expect it to, or want it to. Today I'm chilled by it as I've already myself to the fact I won't get much done today...
I'm still working out what I can do without power and wifi, typing this offline is one of those. Pottering about in the greenhouse, making bread and decoupaging some more folders are others. I had wanted to give the insides of the kitchen cupboards and the study a vacuum out, but clearly that can't happen yet (nor can any washing!). It reminded me of an image I saw on Facebook recently which struck a chord on just how dependant on wifi we've become in the UK: