Tuesday, November 16, 2010

If these walls could talk.

I just thought I'd make you aware of the fact I am going to bore you all silly with pics of my Budget Home Renovation.

I'm spending every spare moment at the house. Which really is lots of 2 hour blocks so not much time to get an entire house done inside and out. Truthfully - this is supposed to be my funnest time, but it's not. I am trapped by a budget that is minute, I don't have enough time to really chase down the things I want and I worry it's going to look weird and disjointed.

But I soldier on like a bloody trojan because the only way I'm going to get this done is to actually get it done.

I'm alone, the space is huge and I feel overwhelmed by the pain and sorrow infused into the walls I'm washing down. The long sleepless years, the fear of what the future held for Cyclone, the worries of how I was to keep everything together whilst the house and my family was falling apart.

So what do you do?

Ya call in your buddies!

Some are good with powertools

Some aren't but rock up with pizza and willingness to give anything a go

and some just come to keep me company and share a cup of tea, and sweet times with their little boys who thrive amongst all the noise.

And day by day, as the laughs get louder, pizza consumed, the old replaced with the new - the pain and sorrow washed away and replaced with joy and optimism.

I am rebuilding my house, my family home the place I've raised my babies and I'm also rebuilding my spirit.

Wax On, Wax Off.


Wanderlust said...

Ah, how beautiful. Wish I lived close by. I would come over and lend some elbow grease.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! You certainly have wonderful friends and are pretty special yourself. Can't wait to see what else you have been doing with the place.