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New Depths of Disorder

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Right now, "disarray" does not even begin to describe my house.

My fridge is in my living room.

My dining table is in my living room.

My countertops are covered in mugs, glasses, tea, and pantry items.

My desk is sporting the decorations that usually go on top of the hutch.

The hutch is in the hallway.

The toilet is in the bathtub.

BUT!

The bathroom floors and walls are sporting yet-to-be-grouted tile.

AND!

After today, I will get to enjoy the new vinyl flooring in my erstwhile plush-carpeted dining room. As well as new flooring in my entrance, kitchen, and down the stairs.

Renovation is a pain. But oh-so-worth-it.

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5 comments

  1. Sounds like our house; we're painting the upstairs...oh boy oh boy. Can you sense the excitement in my voice. (I'll be excited when it's done and the furniture can return to it's rightful place...)Love to you!

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  2. Yup Yup Yup. And at the end of it, you'll say "Well now I never have to renovate the house ever again!" And then 15-20 years later, you will.

    Atleast the delighted eyes console the head some!

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  3. But why are your renovating if you're moving?

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  4. Chaos usually preceeds anything beautiful. You're right, it's worth it!

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  5. Dawn - Oh the joys of older homes! I echo your sentiments exactly!

    Ace - Sadly, this is all just preparation to sell it, as next year we are going to have even more stress when we build a home from scratch. Hopefully, that one will not need to be renovated for many, many years to come. (Except an occasional change in paint colours, of course.)

    Rohini - Our house is 35 years old, and there are many, many things on it that need improvement--some of them are not costly investments, but which will give us significant returns in the resale price of the house. Those are the renovations we are (mainly) focusing on. (Some we're just doing because stuff bugs us.)

    Colleen - That is SO true, isn't it? I really like that one. It's what I would call a "truism." You're so insightful, Colleen. :-)

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