Sunday, July 18, 2010

Late on Wednesday evening I was suddenly visited with the desire to shift some furniture around in the study/box room. We have a problem in this room - the plaster on the walls is really only held together by the wallpaper and the computer chair arm has gouged a hole in the wall which is spilling crumbly plaster. Now, I realise the whole bloody ROOM needs stripping and replastering but realising and actually getting it DONE are two entirely different things...anyway, suddenly i realised that if I moved the desk from under the window and put it against the wall it would both COVER the hole and stop it getting any worse! I said, I could barely stop myself getting up and moving it right away.

Instead I rushed downstairs early Thursday and moved it. Not quite as easy as i anticipated due the cats cradle of wires under the desk, about three years of dust bunnies and the fact that the desk was pretty heavy's done. Phil, bless him, has sorted out the cables and hoovered under there too. I am childishly delighted by the "new" feel to the room...

We are gradually getting some of the worst house problems sorted. The hole in the bathroom ceiling caused by removing the pull switch when we changed showers about 5 years ago has been filled in but the ceiling still needs resurfacing & painting. The burgalar alarm has been replaced and has new sensors that allow the cats to roam...way-hey!! We have lovely new floors in both bathrooms and the crappy hall/stairs/landing carpet is being replaced this coming week.

But really. a house is a constant work in progress, isn't it?

Busy, BUSY weekend - worked on saturday and Sian & I volunteered at the stables for four gruelling hours this morning in the rain and wind. Where has summer gone??

Am really looking forward to the week ahead as I have THREE days off!!! Can't wait to potter!


mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I know the room you are talking about..emmm well one of them! Yes we are modernising the house! AAARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I can hear the rows...."Denise where did I put my....." The list is endless! I am cringing as I type! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Akelamalu said...

Yes there's always something to do in a house.

Do you think summer's over already? :(

photowannabe said...

Fantastic photo of the blue cups. They are so pretty. Are they yours? If they are, your are so lucky.
No, caring for the home is never done. I'm afraid to move anything for fear there is a huge project thats going to rear its ugly head. Basically...I'm lazy!!