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Welcome to my charming home

Self-inflicted:

walls de-cabinetted and de-tiled

Neighbour Inflicted

bathroom disaster

I was at work on Sunday when a hot-water pipe blowing upstairs and caving in our bathroom ceiling amongst other things. Although I missed out on the excitement of fire engines and ambulances, gushing floodwaters and scalded plumbers, the cleanup has been mine all mine. And the novelty of vacuuming a bathtub wears out pretty quickly. Also, I have no clue where half the cleaning supplies are because all the kitchen contents currently look like this:

kitchen contents relocated to bedroom

Our current household mantra is "It could have been so much worse." Our other household mantra is "It costs £1,500 for someone to install the kitchen for you" and we trot this out whenever one of our family questions the wisdom and the sanity of Z doing the renovation work himself when he comes home from work.

So for the foreseeable future I will be doing the dishes in the bathroom and living on cheese and crackers. I hope we finish the kitchen before I die of scurvy.

It will look beautiful one day, but in the meantime it saps my will to live.

To distract myself from the mess I have taken up sewing and gave the sofa some TLC and in the shape of new cushion covers, whose crooked seams are part of their charm.

sofa makeover

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jadedlibertine
Aug. 16th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
The new cushion covers look fabulous but what a nightmare with the rest of it.
actually_not
Aug. 16th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh nooooo! I feel your pain, that exquisite pain of living beneath other human beings. When I am queen no one will be forced to live underneath anyone else ever again. Hope there is light at the end of the tunnel xxx
dakeyras
Aug. 17th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
I hate to ask what may be a daft question, but doesn't insurance cover this sort of thing?
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