I spent most of the day moving stuff that we had taken out of our vanity and filling 6 x 32L plastic boxes that I had bought on Friday afternoon and wrestled into the car while it was raining - along with our Christmas crackers (wonder if they will 'crack' or if they got too wet ?). Who would have thought we could fit so much stuff into a vanity ? Who would have thought that we could have filled 2 x 1620 vanities and 1 x 1300 vanity when there are only 3 of us in the house ????? Where am I going to put my 'stuff' for the next two weeks so that I can go to work at least looking half way respectable in the make-up department ? I found out today that I can fit a teeny weeny bit of what I need into a teeny weeny drawer in the bathroom vanity - might have to make do with 'half a face' for the next two weeks ! People may not even notice the difference !!!!
The plumber finished the rough-in yesterday and then kindly helped A with the pipe that he had sort of managed to fix a few weeks back. I went to get K from baby sitting and take her to meet the family she is baby sitting next Saturday - only to get about 10 mins away from them and have a flat tyre. I call A. She gets into the back of the car, pulls out the jack and begins jacking the car up. I ask her if she knows what she is doing and shouldn't we wait for Dad and she replies "What do you think ? I don't listen when Dad is talking ?" (Yes ?") "When I got the flat tyre at work a few months ago Dad came and showed me how to change the tyre - you didn't need to call him to do it, we can do it." And we did - I was just tightening the nuts when A got there so he tightened them a bit more and we were on our way. I was pleasantly surprised - I never imagined that she (or I) would be able to do that - not because we are useless but because I have never had to !!! At least I know in future I can do it (unless I am in a suit and high heels - oh no, that wouldn't be me then because I don't wear suits or high heels !!!)
Today saw A finish jack hammering the floor and I spent about 4-5 hrs weeding - our next project once what we can do in the bathroom is finished (which I think it is) is going to be to get our garden sorted out - again !!! I really wish we could get it looking nice and then maintain it like that - seems like we do it and then other things happen and it gets out of hand again. I managed to weed about 1/4 of it - will tackle it again next week. A lot of what nees to be done is really physical work so it is hard for A to do it when he has been up and down masts all week - will see what happens.
I can't believe we are only 2 days into the renovation and already our contingency has been eaten into - change of mind on the toilet and plumber had to take an additional 3m x 1200 high of blueboard out to get to the pipes. Take a deep breath - it is going to be OK !!!!!
This morning all three of us were trying to clean teeth, do hair and make-up (no no no - only two of us doing hair and make-up, three of us doing teeth before you start thinking A is a little strange) - luckily we have a vanity in the family bathroom and another vanity outside the toilet. K asked "How long do I have to share with you ?" and when I replied two weeks she went "REALLY ? TWO WEEKS ?" - I am guessing she isn't that keen - well probably as keen as I am given that when I want to go to the loo and am in bed, I now have to walk down the whole passage - past our bathroom, the laundry and her bedroom to get there - by the time I get back to bed I have woken myself up !!! A real pain - roll on the finished renovation !!!
Have a great week !
Love, hugs and positive energy !