44. the one without building work or DIY

i didn’t do ANYTHING this week.
and as a result, i managed to get loads of sewing done.
pyjama hibernation ftw!

they’re all in various stages of unfinished… but i’m hopeful that FutureMe will have them ready for sale on monday. while she’s sorting that out, i’m going to cosy under a blanket with the thornton’s fudge, and watch dvds all weekend.

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43. the one with the bathroom roof joy*


because i’m so awesome at actoring, i bet no one even suspected i was in a foul mood last week. but actually i was!
the weekend passed in a pleasant blur of bathroom-woe *brainskimming* & homeland season 1, but then i contracted Husband’s consumption-plague-flu.
the builders were due first thing monday morning so instead of being able to sleep all day i had to get up IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT practically. 7am is inhuman.

fortunately i was delirious with fever and too shivery to clean up that night, so Husband did it all. he also mopped up after an inch of indoor rain occurred overnight. if only he’d thought to photo it!
if you look closely, there is still evidence of the electric light water feature…

i couldn’t mope about in my pyjamas PROPERLY, so i got to work instead and finished off these embroidery hoops

and tried to avoid-ignore the autumnal carnage that was happening right outside the back door

no. of gilmore girls episodes watched – 11
boxes of tissues used- 4.5
cups of tea made – 6532654365355

“if you just keep sewing, fiona, you can pretend everything is fine.”

“but if i stay in here any longer i will have to hoover & tidy up”
 “facebook time, then!”

*somethingsomething* … more days … *something*
now the builders are finished and gone, i have a smart new roof, and i have cleaned all of the things. joy is occurring!

but tcho! that they’ve left dirty pointing-poop on my new velux.

42. the one with all of the woes

on wednesday, with torrential rain predicted for the end of the week, work finally began on my bathroom roof.

that was fine. the mess and dust was fine. the cold – fine. making endless rounds of tea for builders – fine. crawling out of the backdoor under ladders & trestles – fine. cleaning up soot every night so we could use the bathroom – fine.

it happens to have coincided with a freakishly busy sewing week where i can hardly keep up…
but i’m a trooper, so that was fine too. i simply divided the day into more portions… admin, work, maid, tv/admin, work, admin, bed.
6 hours sleep is fine.

but not today. today all of these things are not effing fine >:(

torrential rain when the roof is made of paper: not fine.

painful (cripple hands, remember) cleaning efforts WASTED when the paper roof turns out not to be watertight: not fine AT MIDNIGHT.

builders not turning up today due to non-delivery of velux window: not fine.

variety of dust allergy symptoms induced by continuing damp and soot and filth: not fine.

snapping all of the overlocker needles due to lack of concentration from extreme tired & sinus woes: not fine.

screwing up the one piece of work i *did* manage to do today: not fine.

and not being able to moan about everything on facebook: not fine. >:(