Renovation project - Living in a hovel
As we have no fire in the living room,
it is not a warm place to sit. Upstairs seems to be a lot warmer than
downstairs. I say this in the loosest sense of the word.
We clean out the bedroom that we have
already painted and move the suite upstairs, it really is quite cosy,
and surprisingly warm!
We clean the house again, it is
unbelievable how much time you spend cleaning, especially when there
is so much work going on. But the dust is relentless and can make you
This is one of the things the TV shows
don't show you, how your days are spent constantly cleaning, in what
feels like a relentless but pointless activity. No matter how much
you clean, you are still living in a building site that will resemble
a hovel for some time, no matter how house proud you may feel, you
know when people visit they are looking around you and wondering how
you can live in so much dirt, they have no idea that hours are spent
everyday, getting the hovel to look this good!
Our little garden area is starting to
resemble a tip, but we may as well wait until we have a good
before taking it away, as it is not really in the way.
But no matter how bad things are,
John will not miss the football match!