still unpacking! it will take us days to sort everything out. the routine is pretty dull at this stage. the yard is untouchable as it is too wet and mucky to do anything with. the big event today was the arrival of the piano. what amazing engineering is need to move such an unwieldy instrument. it looks fantastic in its room. two more weeks ’til it is tuned. yet again max has outwitted us and made a dash for the river. the weather is foul and it is dark, pissed off does not quite sum it up. i eventually catch up to him (he’s waiting for me to come and throw rocks…i’m not in the mood!