by Catriona Mills

The Random Chaos of Renovations

Posted 7 May 2012 in by Catriona

This week, the hallway and main bedroom are slated for painting. This leads to a complex game of Tetris (or, perhaps, Jenga), since the contents of the spare room and the study are still clogging the living room, after last week’s painting. So, rather than move all that material back and then move the hallway and main bedroom ephemera into the living room, we’ve just shuffled.

So my living room is full of my study and my spare room.

My spare room is empty, bar the actual furniture, because we need to sleep in there from Wednesday.

And my study is full of the hallway and main bedroom (which would be less of a concern if the hallway didn’t house three enormous bookcases).

All is chaos and strange juxtapositions.

But don’t think that either the chaos or the fact that my lads lost the FA Cup final will stop me from live-blogging the Eurovision semi-finals. Watch this space! Well, not tonight, but soon.

Share your thoughts [5]

1

Drew wrote at May 7, 10:34 AM

Jettisen rooms 8-12 and the swimming pool.

2

Catriona wrote at May 7, 10:41 AM

But I’ve already jettisoned Romana’s room …

3

Deb wrote at May 7, 12:42 PM

Oh Wow – seriously WOW – I haven’t seen The Land of Green Ginger since my, long-ago thanks Facebook, childhood. Best I don’t come and assist in the reshelving – you may have fewer books at the end than you thought wink

4

Catriona wrote at May 7, 09:23 PM

My copy of The Land of Green Ginger has been well loved, as you can see. I think Faber re-issued it a few years ago, but before that it was as rare as hens’ teeth—and I still don’t think you see it secondhand very often.

5

Deb wrote at May 8, 01:04 AM

readily available now with a different cover w00t! and so cheap that I also bought his Desbarollda, the Waltzing Mouse, all for the wee bebe of course ;-)
thanks for prompting this

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