Okay – I’m going to be honest and tell you: I STILL got nuthin’. There are sooo many reasons – but the mostest of the reasons are the migraines caused by this election and the migraines caused by this renovation. El O is a freakin’ GENIUS builder – but scattered as the medflies that burst out of the African Basil plants (which have not yet succumbed to the killing frost because I Dunno, the Universe is Wack?. My Persian Shield went from gorgeous iridescent purples to stone-dead BLACK. One night. 24F. Seeya. Y’all remember all those glorious nasturtiums, climbing 5′ and beyond? Done. Luckily, today is low 60s so I can pull all those cold, wet, dead, worm-like tendrils without wanting to burst into tears.
Renovation: I have quickly learned to hate the smell of a grinder. And a router. And whateverthehellelse He is using to finish up the chimney removal, prior to shutting the house up for Winter. My sinuses shut down at the first speck of dust so I’ve been at Defcon3 for the past 3 weeks. Mr Genius Builder Medfly doesn’t plan – AT ALL. So things don’t get covered and omg. The Dust. omg. So the only thing I can smell right now is dust. And pain.
This is where we were on Friday – this is a temporary fix, designed to get me through Winter. That chimney is now gone, the floor is patched and all that open stuff is closed in. A quick lick of paint and I’m done. It’s weird to have an open concept house after the cramped, tiny little series of rooms – but I’m loving it. Come Spring the ‘real’ reno will begin. I will be out of town for that one. I cannot WAIT for that knotty pine to be GONE!
This is where we are now:
that wall to the right will be gone, once EL O relocates the stairs. In the meantime, it’s weird to sit in the front room and realize that there is…space!
But oh, man! Am I paying the Sinus Price. So no perfume for me. But I will give you a smellie 411. You know what smell persackly like a dead mouse? A dead potato. Ick. And unlike the mouse, that potato takes a lonnnnng time to die.
Okay – so here are The Girl’s picks for WINNER!
Gmail me at evilauntieanita (please don’t hit the ‘contact us’ button – that goes to Patty and just adds a bunch more to her plate). We’ll get some fun stuff out to you asap!
And because this is the lamest post EVAH! y’all tell me a story and I’ll pick a couple more Posse for loot from the messy armoire! What are you doing in this weird November?