Saturday, February 28, 2009

Whingy Melt Down

Something has skipped a generation.

My Mum loves building houses and renovating.

My Dad loves building houses and renovating.


I thought when we bought our own house and it was actually MINE I'd somehow find a passion for building and renovating. There's passion, passionate dislike! I don't like choosing colour schemes or fixtures (I did for all of about two months then the reality of budgets and actually having to commit to something changed that!), I don't like making decisions about it, and I passionately dislike, with the fire of 1000 suns, LIVING IN THE MIDST OF BUILDING. I can't count the number of times in the last six months that I have just wanted to turn tail and move back to our old house (no, be moved back to our old house - the only thing I dislike more than building is moving) and if it weren't for the whole "landlords throwing you out so you have to move"** I'd happily rent the rest of my life. People keep saying I'll like it when I start seeing things come together, well things are coming together and I feel relieved in the same way one may feel relieved when a very large hippopotamus stops sitting on your head. I wouldn't say I like it.


Thankfully, our very good God had the foresight to provide me with a husband who LIKES all this stuff and has strong feelings on colour schemes and fixtures - so I don't have to. I just have to put up with the building part for a little while longer!

Whingy melt down over, we now return you to your regularly scheduled blog reading.

** Just a side note, we kept getting evicted because landlords decided to liquidate their assets and sell the house we were living in, NOT because I didn't pay rent or had wild parties. Just thought I'd clarify


susanc said...

I H.A.T.E renovations too...except when they are done! then they are ok....I made my husband promise me that due to the twins he would not commence any house transforming AT ALL! I just don't think I could cope with that too!!

and I just read your black box post...brilliant. I like the idea of them learning some respect for what they have. My children have far too much and we are constantly culling, their kindy does well from us....but that sounds very clever. I am tired of picking up thomases and duplo!!!

Hope you are getting some cooler weather now that Autumn is upon us...we were 35 deg today...but it will change soon....


TasJess said...

Lovely to hear from you Susan :) The black box is still working great, except I need someone to come and do it for me :S MY stuff is everywhere at the moment! It has cooled significantly now and I am coping much better now that I am not a million years pregnant :)