Sunday, July 04, 2010

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh is the sound you make when you have no ceilings and the only thing between you and the freezing outdoors in an inch of Monier tile. In the dead of winter! I have a new appreciation for the homeless because it was about as cold in my house last night as they have to endure night after night. I'm not joking.




Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh is the sound you make when you discover everything in your house is covered in an inch of dust and other stuff that fell out of your roof when the ceilings came down, including an unexploded fire cracker,  approximately 250 kilograms of dirt,  and  leaves from the deciduous tree outside that you didn't know was deciduous because all the leaves have been dropping into your roof cavity for the last 30 years.



Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh is the sound you make when you can't find your kettle to make a cup of coffee first thing in the morning and you sooooooo cannot function without coffee,  and then surprisingly realise  your bathroom is now a kitchen.  Actually to be accurate, I don't verbalise before my first cup of coffee...so I just thought "Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh" very quietly.


Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh is the sound you make when you discover your patio looks like a demolition site and you didn't have the presence of mind to order a mini skip to cart it all away. Now you're gonna have to lift it twice. After you order the mini skip...



Arghhhhhhhhhh is the sound you make when you discover your lounge room is now also  your dining room, except you can't prepare any food because you no longer have a kitchen. Or any electricity. And you don't actually know where your plates are living these days. On the up side your bedroom is relatively untouched so at least you can find clean underpants.  (That's my positive thought for today taken care of)


Four weeks and counting....at this point I think this is the worst of it, so I'm entitled to lose my marbles slightly. 


P.S. Yippeeeeeee will be the sound I'm making tonight when I can legitimately claim we have to get takeaway for dinner because I can't find a damn thing to cook in. I can probably spin that excuse out for the next month ..at least.

22 comments:

pwl said...

At least you're able to vocalize. If it were me I think I'd just curl up in a fetal ball in a clear corner somewhere (if I could find one) or the bathtub if I couldn't. You have my sympathy!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Typing aint verbalising pwl!

I've plonked myself in the computer room and I'm trying hard to ignore the crashing, banging and screams coming from the kitchen...

P. said...

Much sympathy for your current kitchen-less state. Enjoy the takeout food while you can!

Marg said...

The joys of renovating. You can now post Slack Tea Monday, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday. You could even throw in slack breakfast and the occasional slack lunch too.
Everything crossed that the next bit goes very very fast, and you have a beautiful brand spanking new kitchen very soon.

Marg said...

The joys of renovating. You can now post Slack Tea Monday, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday. You could even throw in slack breakfast and the occasional slack lunch too.
Everything crossed that the next bit goes very very fast, and you have a beautiful brand spanking new kitchen very soon.

Jennifer said...

But just think how beautiful it will be when it's all finished......

Shevvy said...

I'm impressed, I never invaded the bathroom when I did my kitchen. I have a separate kitchen and dining room though so it all went in the dining room. And on the spare beds. They were covered!

Once it's done you will feel so much better about it. When you play with your shiny new doors. I have self closing drawers now and they still amuse me after 3 years!

Mistea said...

Hope it goes as quickly as a four week holiday!

Stay warm and enjoy all those out dinners.

Kris said...

Not slack tea everyday. Take away everyday! Yay! Wonder if you will be sick of it in four weeks time?

You guys must have been freezing! It was sssssoooo cold this morning!

The Flabby Ninja said...

In a complete A.D.D. moment let me first say OOOHHHH I LOVE your couch and the prints on the wall! With that said, we built a new kitchen out of a dry storage room when we bought the house and I remember the hellish nightmare of it all so I feel you! Hope the nightmare ends soon and can't wait to see pics!

Lorraine said...

What....no hotels nearby? (no...not to drink in...to stay in!)......The good thing is once it is all finished you won't remember what a pain in the backside it was...you will just see your beautiful new kitchen....and I lied..you WILL remember what a pain it was ....but it will be worth it...! It was cold here last night...and looks like zero again tonight....hang in there!!!

clare's craftroom said...

Oh no ! Breathe now breathe again . Now you are that much closer to it all being finished and stunning !

Sarcastic Quilter said...

poor, poor, Shay... I think that means my next mystery meal has to be something you can make in your living room and bathroom! Arrrrrggg is the sound I make trying to figure that one out.

Hmm, maybe fruit, vodka and a blender? Or does that count as a slack tea thursday meal instead of a mystery meal?

Michelle said...

Just keep reminding yourself how pretty it's going to be when you're finished. Now say it with me: It will be worth it. It will be worth it.

Just be sure to keep track of the coffee pot.

And yes, I think take away is in order for the next month.

Alisa said...

I'm feeling for you. It will be so very worth it in the end. Plus, take away! So worth it. Good luck keeping your sanity.

AnnieO said...

I'm sure you would rather be saying every name in the book, but are keeping it PG for your gentle readers.

Sounds like a bit of a war zone there! Hope you'll survive this worst part straight through to the magical part: the end of the reno!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

You will be pleased to know I have a ceiling back in...(I'm pleased about it anyway )

Stay tuned for the next post in two weeks. (I'm only allowing myself forntighly posts lest I bore you all to death with this mess)

And actually I'm being surprisingly calm (mostly) about this reno.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I think you verbalized yourself perfectly!! Poor you...I know I would be a screaming meanie if that was my house....just dealing with the kids lego is enough for me! I guess as it is winter there is little chance of rain???

Jenn said...

Yep. renovating sucks but you'll get thru it and love the final result - swearing never to do it again! Hang in there! :)

Brenda said...

Hang in there! It will (eventually) be finished and you'll LOVE it! You'll be cooking gourmet meals every night - okay, maybe not every night.

Cynthia L. said...

I think it is a great idea to have a coffee pot in the bathroom. You can have your coffee and get ready at the same time! Perhaps you keep it in there. This too will end and you will enjoy your wonderful, new kitchen!

Elizabeth said...

Mrs. P, I think you should update every week instead of two. I was worried about you without a ceiling until I saw in the comments that you have one now. Hope all is well -- relatively speaking.

xo -E