A little domestic upheaval

Next Monday, we are having the painter back, to paint the living room. It should have been done in the summer, but other stuff got in the way.

This means clearing cupboards, shifting furniture, and some cleaning before he starts. All being well, he should be finished by next Thursday morning, ready for the new carpet to be put down soon after.

The only reason I mention this domestic drudgery is that I may not have the usual amount of time for my blogging routine.

So if I seem to have ignored your posts, forgot to comment on something, or missed thanking you for commenting on mine, that will be the reason.

The same applies to my current serial, Russian Sector. If the next episode is late, or doesn’t appear, don’t worry. It will follow on soon.

And if everything gets done on time in the house, you might not even notice much difference.

Best wishes to everyone as always, Pete.

50 thoughts on “A little domestic upheaval

    1. I will still be around, just not at the usual times.
      Ollie is OK, but his fur is taking a lot longer to grow back. The sores have gone, but he still has the bald patches. I will be updating about him this morning on the blog. x


      1. 😭😭😭I will miss you so much. You should massage him with coconut milk on the furless parts. The fur will grow in no time or if not coconut milk then use aloe vera gel. Trust me it’s very effective. My aunt has a dog and in the sunny seasons it gets very hot and he gets rashes so they cut some fur but apply these things and it’s back in no time.

        Doctor Suzan knows every problems’ solution. πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  1. Domestic drudgery is an apt description. I painted the entire interior of my house a few months ago. My go-to move was to wait until the wife was out, crank up the music, and zone out. Every once in awhile, I’d come back to reality and realize I’d finished another wall.

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    1. Thanks, Pete. Because of Veritgo, I don’t actually have to paint the walls and ceilings. But I do have to get it all ready for the man I am paying to do that. My go-to move would be to go and stay in a hotel for a week, then come home when it is all done. πŸ™‚
      Sadly, I cannot afford both.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. It is called ‘Natural Hessian’. (Dulux) Very ‘neutral’, Janet. The carpet is ‘sort-of ‘mushroom’. (The darker bits)
      Not that I had any say in the choice. After all, I am married. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  2. We have the ‘decorating season’ in the winter and the ‘gardening season’ in the summer. Last year two rooms were plastered with much upheaval. I can’t be doing with the decorating season this year! I hope it goes well for you, Pete.

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    1. I can’t do much up ladders or steps these days, David. Vertigo kicks in, and I get too dizzy. It is also preferable not to be told “you missed a bit”. πŸ™‚
      I will get my exercise walking Ollie in the mud.
      Best wishes, Pete.


  3. Ha ha it doesn’t sound like drudgery or upheaval someone else is doing the work , but I’ll grant you it’s inconvenience.
    Nonetheless I believe it may well inspire your writing , to much comfort puts our mental faculties to sleep.

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    1. Thanks, FM. Sadly, vertigo stops me doing anything up ladders these days, so I have to pay someone else. I know it makes it all a lot easier, but I have never been good at dealing with ‘inconvenience’. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Hope it goes well, Pete. The carpet fitters managed to chip off some of the new paint when we had ours done and I had to get the painter back to touch it up again. The carpet people paid for the half day he had to come back so all ended well but there was a lot of bad language in between!

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    1. Organisation, speed, efficiency.? This is me we are talking about. I am still crippled from sitting for hours on the floor of the shed yesterday, defrosting a freezer that looked like the South Pole! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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