The Handy Man

20 Dec 2006

This house is currently a bath free zone. The bath is full of bottles being sterilized ready for the beer that is also brewing in the bathroom. Fortunately the shower is still available so we are not completely anti-social.

Becuase the bath is unavailable the dog hasn't been washed. she needs to be washed so that she can have this month's flea treatment. The cats can't have their treatment either until the dog has hers. The dog keeps rolling madly in the grass outside because of her fleas and bringing a garden full of dirt and dry leaves inside every time she manages to get inside. This annoys my husband immensly because he is turning the house upside down doing a year's worth of "little jobs" now he is on holidays.

He is filling cracks in our ever moving walls, doing touch up paint jobs in every room, painting the boys wardrobe which has been waiting for about 2 years to be finished. He has organised the boys to wash the ceilings and walls now that we are not using the fire till next Autumn. We have a hallway full of school books and bags of baby clothes and spare blankets as the wardrobe is re-organised following its paint job.

He is a very busy boy. I just hope everything is back to normal before his mother arrives on Friday. Then he can have a rest until after the New year when his mum goes home. I do appreciate all his hard work it's just the timing that can be a little challenging.

4 Responses to “The Handy Man”

  1. I know what you mean - whenever my husband is home we usually spend the time painting or gutting some room or other. Our big task for 2007 is to make start the huge process of floor-boarding our loft to make it a useable space (I just haven't mentioned this to him yet!) hehe.

    Merry Christmas :)

  2. Wow! Your husband sounds like my husband. They are such hard workers and want the best for the family. We always say that it takes a mess to clean up a mess! Look how nice your home will be when it is all finished. With four dogs, we also have had problems with fleas! One year, after months and months of fighting those pesky things they disappeared and have not come back! Of course spring time for us is tick time. In addition, we live in a Lyme's disease area! Ugh!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I understand the timing challenge. May the work be done well and done quickly!

    I want to thank you for writing about The Borrowers a few posts ago. I was completely unfamiliar with the books. I got one from the library and my daughter read it all in one afternoon. She is ready for more!

  4. Our aim for 2007 is to finish renovating our farmhouse. Its been a work in progress for 2 years now, have a funny feeling its going to be a live long project!


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