This week’s LBC topic has again been suggested by Maria the gaelikaa. I know why she suggested this but she has left me in a tough spot to write about this.

We have lived where we live now for 25 years. We have had two complete renovations during the period and the last one was ten years ago. By that time, I had retired and was at home and saw what happened during the two weeks that it took to paint and then clean up the mess afterwards.

Just two weeks ago, my sweet daughter in law kind of gently suggested that we go through another complete renovation. I said that if she waited just a while longer, she will spare me the problems associated with such an enterprise. She has not taken kindly to that suggestion and I am sure that it will crop up again sooner or later. The next time that it does, I shall simply agree and suggest that for the duration of the exercise, I decamp to better climes like my brother’s home down South.

Watch this place for further inforamtion.

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26 Responses to Renovations.

  1. tammy j says:

    oh how exciting!
    i love change like that.
    but not with men underfoot.
    you’d be right to escape for the duration.
    only i’d hope you’d have some input on what they do or don’t do to your area.
    we’ll watch this place.
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  2. kylie says:

    a very wise choice where everyone wins!
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  3. That sounds like a great idea to me!
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  4. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    I do our renovations myself, a wall or two at a time, in as many sessions as it takes, usually while my husband is at work. that way, when he comes home ,all I have to do is say, don’t touch these two walls. I’m not stressed with everything at once, and he can flee to other rooms for a while. And when i do the bedroom, we move into my den on an air mattress.
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    • I have seen my friends do that in Europe and the UK and I can understand the effort that goes into that work. Here we negotiate a contract with professionals who move in and do the job and go away.

  5. Maxi says:

    I know this topic well, it’s going on at my home right now, eats up all my time. Lotta hard work.
    blessings ~ maxi
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  6. shackman says:

    I dodged the renovations bullet in my new plac e and simply opened the purse strings to furnish th eplace. My so – on the other hand – purchased a fixer upper. Better he than I – LOL.
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  7. Grannymar says:

    In the graphic above, I see what we refer to as painting and decorating. Renovation in my book is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure. I was fortunate that Jack and I shared all decorating chores, we worked to each others strengths in companionable silence, each knowing what the other was thinking. Since he died, I have continued to do all my own decorating. A roller on a telescopic pole reduces the need to climb ladders, though I am a little slower these days, but that does not matter since there is nobody to complain. The sense if achievement is worth the extra time.
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    • I can understand that GM. We are spoilt here because we can get professional help at ridiculously low cost. We simply have to get the material and they will do the rest in a professional manner and go.

  8. Cathy in NZ says:

    Sometimes renovation can be referenced to refurbishing “self” giving yourself a make over – from top to toe if you wish – internal thinking through to outer dressing – and more.

  9. nick says:

    A good idea to move out while all the work’s going on. The main reason we moved to a new house rather than getting the old one extended was the thought of all the mess and upheaval for weeks on end. We would both have been nervous wrecks by the end of it.
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  10. Pravin says:

    I didnt know that renovation will make you stop blogging.

    How are you? Surprising not to see your blog in a week

  11. Anna says:

    I am planning changing my kitchen and bathroom. I am trying to block out thinking about the work and keep planning. I am sure I will moderately enjoy the process of change, but the thought of well working oven and a dishwasher is very attractive. You are lucky that you can move away for the time of upheaval. I will have to stay and keep an eye on the business.

  12. Renovating! I’d do almost anything to avoid it! Good idea to go down South. That’s what I’d do if i had a welcoming relative there.
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