The boy leaves for another month in India in, oh, 12 days. Not that I am counting or anything. I hate it when he is away, and it is amazing how many people disappear from view right when you could do with them, so I have learnt it is best to fully occupy yourself. With this in mind I have already started planning what I am going to do to fill my time. During his October trip last year I painted 2 whole rooms and re-vamped the downstairs of the house. His February trip was spent job hunting and visiting friends and attempting to paint things. Once again, it appears my time will be mostly filled with DIY based activities;
One of my friends is coming to stay with us for a few weeks until she can move back into her house and at the moment the room she will be living in is a bit of an empty shell – we had it plastered agggges ago, but since it’s not used much we just shut the door and ignore the bare plaster and un-curtained velux. I am not sure it’s fair to expect someone to live with just plaster on the walls for 6 weeks so I am going to give it a lick of paint, fashion up some blinds for the window and see if I can’t create something pretty from what we have right now.
I also want to repaint the kitchen – it’s a tiny space and we need more storage space. Unfortunately the shelves I bought to create more space are white. This immediately told me the walls are no longer white. The kitchen needs a repaint! And if the walls are newly white, then the cupboards are going to look grubby – would it be too much if I painted them too? And got new lino to cover the old stuff already there? hmmmm.
And then there is the garden – if it ever gets cleared. Thats going to need a massive sort out. New plants and probably a new BBQ.
And thinking about it – it’s been a while since the bathroom had a coat of paint – but maybe that’s a little ambitious for 4 weekends work? What do you think? Maybe I can rope my friend in to helping - I was going to ask for wine, but hard labour is just as good as rent right?