Sunday, September 21, 2008

Uhm.....

I had something in mind today that I was going to post about. I had even pretty much written it in my head.

But now I can't remember and it appears to be lost in the depths of my brain forever. I put it down to exhaustion.


As some of you know, we moved into a new house recently. New for us, old in lots of other ways. There isn't a wall that doesn't need painting nor a set of wires that doesn't require a light (the old owner removed EVERY light fixture that existed). In general we have been discovering lots of hidden secrets from the moment we moved in. Some good, most bad.

Like for example the fact that we can't have the electrician hook up the lights in the garden (that were removed of course) as the old owner didn't properly install them and they are more or less illegal. So for the moment we are left with several large holes at the foot of our walnut trees, waiting to be filled with light. But I'm guessing they may wait a little longer. I was thinking of letting the rainwater fill them up to be used as the fish pond darling husband so desperately wants.

Another example? The 15 year old broken-door dishwasher that the old owner so graciously left us as a gesture of kindheartedness. It took a few weeks and the total breaking down of said dishwasher to figure out that it wasn't kindheartedness at all. It was necessity.

How do I know this? Because the delivery men for the new dishwasher were unable to disconnect and remove old broken model due to the fact that the dishwasher had been installed and the kitchen built around it. No access to the dishwasher hookups. None.

Until I got out my Skil saw. Now there is access. And a bright shiney new dishwasher in place of the old.


So in the spirit of our new old house, I have spent the weekend painting bedrooms, hanging pictures, scraping woodwork, installing light fixtures, washing windows, hanging curtains, removing curtains, shortening curtains, rehanging curtains....


And tonight I'm tired. Very tired. And so the post I had planned on posting today will just have to wait until my brain (and body) recover from this workout and remember what the post was all about.

10 comments:

ingermaaike said...

Oh boy indeed...all those wonderful discoveries. I might do a post on that too...hehehe

Arctida said...

Oh my, sounds like you've had a lot of things to do in that new/old house! I hope that you've done discovering all the bad stuff and only wonderful new surprises will be happened from now on :) Cute pink curtains, bwt :)

psst, you should come and visit my new Westie, you'll find something that you hopefully will like :)

glasfaden said...

Oh, these old houses... Glad I'm not alone, but sorry to hear that :(

katy said...

i'm glad i'm not the only one who can't retain things in my tired brain!

good luck on your new house!

ArtMind said...

I think I need a rest after reading your post! ;) Pfft, it's fun when you start out but I always get tired of it pretty soon! Well done Chichi, it looks really neat already!

kim* said...

the like the yellowy paint

Grooveycrafts said...

how mean of the old owner to remove all light fitting, I bet they can't even use them in their new house... hope there having a similar experience to you.

LeAnne said...

Ohh, I feel your pain as I have had similar experiences,but your efforts are paying off and it all looks great (especially the Boulie-ized pics)! Wanna come help me tackle a few projects at my house???

Julie Schuler said...

All your pictures look great. You must be exhausted. We moved into our old house five years ago.... still haven't gotten around to upgrading most things. We'll wait until our boys are older and make them do all the work!

GrayEyedScorpio said...

Such work...but such rewards! Looks great!