Of course, with me being musical, this brought up a piece, one that I have played on harp, but also love in Regency/Vitorian era movies, such as Wives and Daughters. The music is by Henry Purcell, and it has many names: The Hole in the Wall, Hornpipe from The Moor's Revenge, or Hornpipe from Abdelzar's Suite. So I have been playing that piece on my harp and hearing it in my head all week. (You can hear the piece here.)
Before we could begin, there was a *small* task, i.e. preserving the wallpaper border that I love. Since we are only re-doing the north wall (the east wall had already been replaced with wallboard prior to the border being applied; we are not touching the south and west walls until a later date - huge mushroom, involving new windows, structural stuff, insulation, etc.), I did not want the border to just end. So, faithful Paul undertook the painstaking task of removing it. This is not an easy task. But he did it, and it is rolled up, waiting to be reapplied once the new wallboard is up. (More to follow in upcoming post once complete.)
The border - isn't it beautiful?
The Hole in the Wall
Paul starting the tedious process of border removal
He did it in stages - it took three days
Gutted corner with cats
The full view