Renovating a house is an interesting pastime. Interesting, in that whatever you do, there is nearly always a surprise to follow. When walls are knocked down and new plaster added, the carpet is soon ruined by plaster and paint - and gaps of raw floor are revealed. So, new carpet is on the agenda. Paint the new walls and architraves and then the ‘old’ walls & architraves look dreadful. So more painting. Move a window or two and the old blinds don’t fit the new windows, so curtains to make. The new walls make the old kitchen tiles look awful, so new tiles to be put down. The main door opens on to where the new carpet will go, so a ‘stretch’ of new tiles must be put to make a cleaner entrance. The new outer walls make the original bricks look scungy, so the whole house will have to be rendered and painted. The driveway is on such a steep slope that we have already obliterated one LED driveway light (by driving into it), and caved in one door of the car. So a new driveway will have to be constructed.
And, we haven’t yet started on the original plan of enlarging the main bedroom and adding an en-suite.
Ah, well, it will be wonderful when it is finished!
And a little piece of good news is that today I sold two very ugly mirrors that had been glued to the walls of the house, receiving the
princely sum of $10 for them. I guess that every little helps!
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