- Problems don't just come in groups of three. They'll arrive in any darned number they like and probably at the least convenient time!
- and there really is a silver lining to some of them! Not all, but some!
|The gathering clouds|
|Almost looked like snow!|
... and then the rain started. Hail stones had clogged the gutters so the water had nowhere to go...
I put the camera down and started running around with buckets and towels.
The carpet was sodden. And it's very very old so it got unpleasantly stinky as it was drying out. We decided it needs replacing... actually it needed replacing 20 years ago when we moved here but we'd put it off and somehow time just trickled on.
It seemed silly to get new carpets without painting... and it seemed silly to paint without:
- replacing the ghastly laminated ply on two walls. And when that came off we saw the walls needed insulation and there were all sorts of interesting cracks that needed filling!
- and stripping the equally ghastly wallpaper off the other walls.
|The carpet's so old it has wrinkles!|
|This is Bob lounging about in the paddock while we worked|
Now the new carpet has been ordered - it's a pale nutmeg colour called "burnt oak". I hope we like a whole room of it as much as we liked the 1' by 1' sample square!
We're now mid renovation and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
So that's our silver lining from the big storm.
- The old carpet, which has always been pretty gross, is finally going to be replaced.
- The tired old walls are going to be gleaming under a lovely fresh coat of paint.
What "silver linings" have you found lately? Do you enjoy renovations? And if you do enjoy them, please share your philosophy because I confess I am not a fan so any renovation "zen" would be most welcome!