Wednesday, 17 March 2010

THE HOUSE GAINS SANITY

We started a huge house renovation when Davy was alive which included adding a "Holywood" bedroom with spiral staircase to an attic dressing room, knocking down a wall between the kitchen and small bedroom to make a wonderfull kitchen/family room, moving a staircase, ripping out all the false beams and fireplace in the living room, and finally sub-dividing our original bedroom into two with ensuite bathrooms. The tragedy is that he didn't live to see the finished job which occured a couple of weeks ago.

Complicated I know, but the extra room has made such a massive difference in the household. It feels as though we can all breath again. The girls now have their own rooms where, instead of constantly bickering and keeping each other awake. they read quietly and fall asleep like normal human beings and my baby greatgrandson moved out of my room into their old room where he sleeps undisturbed by my snoring and I sleep undistrubed by his being disturbed, if you know what I mean.

Now I can go back to watching TV in the night when I can't sleep and waking up early with a cup of coffee to shout at yet more inane news and political claptrap. Ah! small pleasures.

10 comments:

jay said...

Oh, that sounds lovely! Well done on completing the job!

I can just imagine the sigh of relief at being able to sleep undisturbed and watch TV if you want to at 3am!

Maggie May said...

I am glad that the rest of the work is finished and that everything seems to be working out well.
it is just as well we can't see round the corner or else we would never get anything done.
As for the politicians....... keep shouting!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

DogLover said...

Inane news? Let's have an example and we'll see whether it's the news that's inane or your shouting!

aims said...

Well done and finishing it. Some would have left it and let it be a reminder of days gone by. Instead - you've taken his initiative and let it build your own future.

Such foresight. My goodness.

Hope you are getting on a bit better each new day.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It is good to get the job finished and relax into the new space. A

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks Jay, the house is very impressive now. Our next project is to build a house for my granddaughter and her family on a plot in our garden.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Maggie it was once suggested to me that that famous image of Jesus holding a candle was to illustrate that you can only see what is immediately around you. Thank goodness.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Oh I have no doubt that it's my shouting that's inane DogLover, but it gives me pleasure.

Retiredandcrazy said...

We are still all saying "what would Davy had done" aims, so it was really a no-brainer. What he would have done was finish it.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Amen to that Ann.