Paulo has had the gas installed. And Sammy has been there a few times to receive the furniture. A few times because one item was damaged and IKEA returned to replace it. We are really looking forward to seeing the new furniture, it should make quite a difference.
On the Thursday, all being well, we will go straight to IKEA from the airport, it is only about 10 minutes away and it's on our route to the property. We are planning to buy duvets, pillows, lamps, mirrors, etc, etc. We have quite a list. Just hope we can get it all in the car along with two large suitcases!
We are also looking forward to seeing Sammy and to visit his indoor market near Salaborda Nova on the Sunday.
During the week we hope to see Paulo to discuss the kitchen and fitting out the loft to make an additional en-suite bedroom.
There is so much that can be done to the place but, there's always a 'but', the additional work to make the ruins habiltable will take lots of money and time, both in short supply at the moment.