I Got Mine


Vacation, that is. I just can’t keep functioning without at least a week away once a year- this year I had two weeks, and now am back. The Handyman has been busy. He re-grouted the main bathroom and then caulked it. Looks good, nice and clean with pure white grout. The old back door– well, it is still in disrepair, but that isn’t because of not trying! I listened to the proposed plan to solve the problem; all I can say is that I hope it works.

De-cluttering has moved to the top priority, but cluttering ways are hard to change. I did realize that I have lots of old clothes that I can haul out… so that is where to start. For the first time I am of the attitude that I do this from the base of my own desire to be more efficient and free from the burden of the “stuff”, rather than because my husband, children, or someone out there somewhere doesn’t like it. I think that comes from finally being convinced that cluttered stuff is devaluing my life, not giving value. Who cares if you have it, if you can’t find it?

I hate to say it but I do have secret longings to repaper the walls in the family room. I want to have a seagrass texture. The old country print vinyl in there is dated and I don’t like it. Surprisingly I still like the first choice, a little worn, of the dark red miniprint in the living room. Even after all these years. It was a Waverly Red Lion Inn wallpaper. I suppose I will have to replace it sometime in my lifetime, but now I am focused on a texture for the adjoining room. Shhhh, Handyman hasn’t been told how much I want this, yet.

Maybe if I am very good at the decluttering this summer I can submit my proposal;)

4 Replies to “I Got Mine”

  1. Handyman interprets this desire to re-paper family room as follows: wife wants to tackle this project alone. I will, of course, offer technical support.

  2. Thanks for the good luck wishes Jennifer:)

    OOPS, Handyman has misinterpreted; or more likely forgotten how much he hates the rather imperfect job that the wife is likely to do (in his estimation). So I think that the technical support will turn out to be the main contractor….
    Just have to figure out a way to soften up the crusty old Handyman!

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