Post 98: Some advice please
As well as the temperature ratcheting up this week so is the excitement. A new Handel exhibition opens on Wednesday all about Handel’s local neighbours and friends (can’t wait to do the Hendrix equivalent). Another section of the Hendrix 23 Brook Street guidebook has arrived. Some purpose made cast iron drainage has been installed just needs painting black now. My new office has a wall which feels really quite decadent. After almost a year of hot-desking, and annoying all my colleagues when they return from holidays or days off, the thought of having my own desk and my own office seems ludicrous.
But I suspect the biggest highlight for you dear reader is this. Due to access issues we have had to take out half of the staircase within Jimi’s flat. This was the staircase that went up to the bathroom and kitchen, despite the fact that he and Kathy used the main room as the living room and bedroom there was an upper floor and so he would have regularly trod these stairs. We have all the relevant permissions in place to remove it but somehow when the builders pulled it out I couldn’t bring myself to let them put it in the skip. But it is now taking up a lot of storage space (that we need to turn into exhibition space). So what to do? The options are to cut it up into small pieces and sell them in the gift shop, sell the whole thing on ebay, give it to an artist to make an amazing installation or back to plan a and throw it away. What do you think? Sell it in pieces, sell it whole, art it, tip it?
Enthusiasm: Warming up
Progress: Temporary propping
Quote: “It really is the most beautiful brickwork at the top of the lift shaft and no-one will ever see it.”