Sunday, January 15, 2012

Renovations and Cake

Well today was another rather eventful day, the final cabinet came out (well not the final one, perhaps the penultimate one).  We have to do some destruction on the basement ceiling in order to get at the remaining one for wiring and whatnot.  We need to have a place to plug the new range in otherwise we won't be doing any indoor cooking, and with the temperatures hovering in the minus 8 range all day it would have been a tad bit cold to BBQ out of doors.  Okay perhaps it was more like minus ten, but my weather station sometimes over states the temperature when the sun is shining. 

Today also saw a new chunk of drywall go up into the "ookie" spot on the ceiling.  The old mildewed, molding, mouse turd infested piece had to come down.  I know some people may have a real affinity for old mildewed, molding, mouse turdish drywall, but this chickie does not, so it had to go.  Also all the holes we found in the ceiling from where presumably some pot lights were located at one time had to be fixed.  So it was Iron Bess and her trusty carton knife slicing out pieces of drywall, and hubby with his lonnggg arms and some drywall screws to the rescue.  Then, presto-whamo, and the holes were patched and mud was slung and it looks mucho-mucho better. 

Yes I know!  The first person to mention the fact that there is a mop and bucket being used on a floor which only has days to live gets a lung removed.  Just because a person lives in a dump doesn't mean that it has to be a dirty dump! 

Then being the proper Dora Domestica that I am, I baked a final cake in the oven that will soon be living in a recycle centre near here.  Yummy. 


  1. You must have the patience of Job to live through this renovation. I imagine the only thing giving you strength is the fact that you're now living in what could be the most beautiful part of this country (I visited NS once and fell in love). Not mention that your home will be fabulous if the two completed rooms are any indication. Please keep us updated!

    I found you via Marc's Daily Writing Practice. You should start a writing may be cathartic. Your piece was wonderful!

  2. Hi Monica, welcome to the site and thank you for your kind words. I would love to start a writing blog but unfortunately just now I am up to my hip waders in crocs. I am just hoping that I will be able to eek out some time to do a few writing practices.

    Personally I think what keeps me going during this particular renovation marathon is what I call the Easter Bunny Syndrome. What am I going to find? How exciting is it going to be when the (enter next completed part here) is finally finished. You wouldn't believe how excited I was when I finally got a dryer after using the Chinese laundry for over a year!