It truly is the simple things in life that make a difference.
Things like ....
... leaving things out on the kitchen bench
without them being covered in building dust.
... going to bed without covering every surface
with a dropsheet first.
... sleeping in past 6.15am
because the builders aren't coming today.
... being able to prepare for Christmas in peace.
And even when a builder does turn up, after all, at 7.20am
and you are still in your pyjamas
and he puts in a missing piece of stair directly above
your pretty Christmassy teatowels and greenery arrangement
(thus creating more dust)
you can still cope
because the sense of peace
and 'everything going to be ok for a few weeks'
has already sunk in.
* * *
But really, I can't complain about the last 6 weeks
or even the crazy last week.
Because it was self-inflicted and definitely worth the mess.
a gaping hole over the living room, toilet and kitchen.
By Monday night:
And on Tuesday morning, when the glue had dried,
After months of waiting
and looking at the plans,
we could see the rooms in real life,
just as we had imagined them.
Enjoying the view
(although the windows are coated in
that gunk they put on them before painting)
Yep, definitely all worth it!
And guess who will be painting all next week??