Renovation project - I'm feeling better so it's time to go back to work
I wake up feeling better and decide I
need to change my mindset, I can do nothing about the family worries
here, other than be available on the phone when needed. I need to get
something done and see a difference for my benefit, I know John has
been doing lots, but I need to do something
As john is working on a hundred
different jobs, I set about scraping the walls in the living room
ready to decorate.
This is a dirty horrible job, but it
is essential before painting, if you do not remove all the loose
flaky paint it will come off whilst you are adding your fresh paint
The ceilings are so high, I have to
climb to the top of the ladder, this means I have completed an eight
hour step class by the time I have finished.
It is up and down the ladder all day
and moving it bit by bit to get all of the walls completed. But once
finished it looks so much better and cleaner.
The walls are not completely flat and
John starts to talk about plastering them to make them look perfect,
this is a conversation we have had so many times, I do not want
perfect walls we do not live in a new build, I want the old walls,
the house should not be perfectly flat, I really think it would take
something away from it.
We leave the discussion as always,
with lets wait and see how it goes.
By the evening, I am knackered, I
don't think there is a bit of me that doesn't ache, but I do feel a
lot better, I have done something and I can see the difference.
My sad mindset is diminishing and I
can see the light again, as I said you will have bad days doing a
project like this, but as long as you don't allow the bad days to
take over, and focus on the good things, you will enjoy it (well for
95% of the time anyway)