My lovely tenant of eight years gave me notice – nooooooo! Now I know I had been saying that I would relish the opportunity to do some proper work on the place, if only there wasn’t quite so much stuff everwhere…but I hadn’t thought it would happen quite so soon – or quickly!
Still. We are not afraid of a challenge. After some discussion, headscratching, cogitation and checking of flight prices, JJ & I decided that we would carpe diem – actually nine diems in total – and get a bit of a plan together.
It started with a LIST. (What self-respecting plan doesn’t?) There was a Big List which was everything that we thought needed doing to the place; then there was the ‘What would we be happy completing on this trip?’ list.
The answer to the second question was: get the bathroom back to clean, functional, tidy, fresh & mould-free, replace the washing machine (which apparently hadn’t been working for weeks), get a cooker hood and perhaps give the little room a lick of paint .
OK, that sounds manageable. Let’s DO THIS!
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