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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

A good idea.

Mmmm maybe and maybe not.

Yesterday morning the SO, with my blessing, drat, emptied the utility room completely. And when I say completely that is exactly what I mean.
Shelf off the wall.
Chest freezer in the kitchen
Washing machine...yep, in the kitchen.

The idea was to give the tiles a good clean, freshen the grout up and paint the ceiling.

This was all to keep the "make space" ball rolling. The shelf was a bit rickety and not very pretty and certainly too small. The idea was to replace it with 2 deeper shelves, enough to store all the gubbins that were cluttering the sink unit and get my buckets off the floor.
All well and good. Sounds great.

Then the bug bit him. 
You know the one.
 I believe it is called  "I can do better than that".

Before I could draw a breath the wall tiles were coming off. Not altogether a bad thing as they were fairly dull and a few were grazed.

The detritus was cleared. 

We had a cuppa. I had my overnight oats. ( I had a slice of toast for breakfast). SO had a cookie. 
And then another!

I retired into the sewing room to finish a quilt top. Hooray it is an old WIP. I bought the fabric in the Flying Goose when they opened the first shop in Llandeilo.

When I came out the floor tiles were up. 
Mustn't spoil the ship for a halfpence of tar!


It will be lovely when it is done.

It better be.

There could be bad words.

Things could be thrown.

One of us could go away on a little holiday for a month.

Only kidding. I have confidence in him. He is an over achiever.

I should have foreseen this, similar things have happened before.

I am just pleased that the washing is all up to date, so there is a time limit here. It needs to be serviceable before we run out of clean clothes.

Time to walk the dogs.



                    TTFN                                            Pam














22 comments:

  1. Eeek! I'm sure it'll all be worth it but I hate being upside down whilst the work is getting done.

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    1. I just hide in the sewing room.

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  2. It WILL be lovely when it's done but for now - mess isn't great! Looking forward to seeing a few photos maybe?

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    1. The supplies landed this morning, all systems are go.

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  3. I think I am just like your hubby.. I get these great ideas that suddenly snowball. Thankfully I don't mind dirtying my hands. Tony on the other hand would sleep the clock round

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    1. I don't mind as he does finish everything in good time.

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  4. Hi Pam, Just had to comment as I have a husband with the same sort of logic. We have gone from a "little" sort out of a shed, to 3 trips to the tip, said shed being moved, plans for a new shed where old shed lived, new gate to new shed, re-design of inside of old shed.....and so on! It's great that he likes to improve/recycle/renovate but sometimes I could lock him in the flipping shed! x

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    1. We had a conversation recently about another shed. We are negotiating.

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  5. How close is the nearest laundrette or should it be how large is your wardrobe??

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    1. I have enough clothes and I can always hand wash.

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  6. Just keep telling yourself it will be SO MUCH BETTER when done! And try to ignore the mess....!

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    1. I can turn a blind eye with the best. It will be great when finished.

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  7. Never stop a man working, and your SO finishes things which is even better.

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    1. He does indeed, and does a grand job.

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  8. Two years ago my DH did this to our lounge just beforeChristmas. I asked for two coats of emulsion and ended up with a new fireplace, wooden floor torn up and replaced with carpet, new curtains. Unfortunately, nowadays, he sometimes runs out of steam before he finishes. Be careful you are not overdoing things in this. Ery hot weather.

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    1. I am confident that it will be completed asap and with the minimum of hassle.

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  9. I think our husband's are related. My hubby wants to remodel one of the bathrooms. BY HIMSELF. Yeah, over my dead body. LOL

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    1. Funnily enough we were discussing that this morning.

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  10. I wish my SO was like yours. If I had a quid for every time he said he'll get round to it, I'd be rich and able to pay someone to the job whilst waiting for SO to"get round to it"

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    1. I don't have that problem, but reining his enthusiasm in is a job by itself.

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  11. LOL Pam, you tell a good tale. I'm like your hubs...I do the same thing and sometimes I bite off much more than I can chew, but the stubbornness in me always finishes the job...sometimes it's a little to DIY for my liking, but it's always finished!!! :)

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    1. I am a bit of a "leap before I look" person so I give him plenty of leeway. Just 1 job at a time.

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