I’m trying to keep sane, what with painters and carpenters traipsing through my house leaving my house in such disarray. I don’t even want to take a picture for anyone to see, it is that disconcerting to me.
What bothers me the most is that there is STUFF everywhere- I have 2 rooms of furniture pulled away from the walls and sitting of the floor; accessories are in boxes on the floor and on tables in other rooms; and there is drywall dust EVERYWHERE!! I’ve vacuumed the floors and tried to organize what I can, but I am just flustered as to how I am going to get through this.
How do people go through a major renovation? This is a minor remodeling job and it seems very chaotic to me. One day last week I sat and waited for one guy to show up and he didn’t. Turns out he said he did show up around 9 AM, but apparently we didn’t hear him knocking on the door. I had taken down the doorbell for the painters and hadn’t put it back up yet. My question for him should have been, “Why didn’t you use your cell phone to call me and let me know you were at the front door?” I am used to a lot more structure and order, so this situation has me wishing that I could just twitch my nose like Samantha on Bewitched and make it all go away? Or better yet- never to have seen workmen and just twitch it all done myself! Wouldn’t that be fun? No cost, no mess, no fuss.
When I was a kid, I believed in the tooth fairy. I must have been about 5 years old the time that I left her a note and asked her to bring me something besides money for my lost tooth. I asked for a magic wand just like hers!! I was convinced that she would leave one for me underneath my pillow and then I could have everything I could possibly wish for when I swished it through the air. Gee , Mom and Dad must have had a good laugh over that note when they sneaked into my bedroom that night! When I woke up the next morning I can remember being clearly disappointed that all I had under my pillow was a couple of coins, but guess what? I got over it.
And so it is with my house in its current state of disarray and turmoil- I will get over it and it will get done. Except without the magic!
~ Okay, I had just finished writing this post when I got a phone call from the painters. They will be coming back in the morning to re-paint all the rooms! The paint is not holding up well and it has to be replaced with a different kind of product!! AAAHHHHH….
Where’s my magic wand or Samantha’s twitchy nose when I need them?????