Well I'm pretty excited so I can only imagine how you feel Lucille. Hope all goes well.
Holding my breath for you all. Now go and reorganise the bookshelves by spine colour - that should keep you busy for a while.
Lucille, those weathered blue letters have such beauty. Their message is a good one, too. (In reply to your comment over at my place, I too am still waiting for the drilling to cease. The long "re-pointing" project involves the workers meticulously examing all the mortar between the bricks on the facade of the 14 story building in which I live. The less than strong mortar and bricks must be removed, and then replaced with fresh mortar and bricks. I think the idea is to get all the drilling completed before any of the restorative bricklaying begins. I am yearning for this second stage!)xo