The 'renovation to do list' is being heartily undertaken over here at ours.
We have three months in which to cross off an ever increasing list of 'things to do' prior to us moving out and on to a whole new place.
For five years I have thought about paving a pathway to our side gate and I have now been collecting bricks from deconstructed houses for two.
These 6 days off have been very productive for both the Mr and I, with both of us feeling that we have achieved and that our energy expenditure and fluctuating stress and problem solving (or not solving) levels have been justified.
Quite a while ago I 'built' this house - see below.
I 'paved' a pathway to lead this wee family into their house.
Although I was/am not an expert I figured I could the real thing (paving) a go.
"Why not" I thought, "it is just a different medium".....
- Sixty five besquillion bricks all moved and put into place
- An uncountable number of all over body jiving "eeeeek get that bloody red back spider off my hand/arm/boot/pant leg type dances"
- The shovelling and stirring of cement and sand, the endless sweeping - back sweeping-side sweeping of said sand/cement mixture (yes, all you folks in the know, I cheated and swept it into the cracks!)
- one broken broom and
- an unbelievably sore back later....
Bloggers, friends, countrywomen.....I had a dream ... and I have achieved
THIS - all by MYSELF...YAY!