Bleach Job

There is no turning back now. The wallpaper is being stripped as we speak. I’ve been wanting to paint the bathroom since forever. Priorities have interfered up to this pont until the paint the bathroom issue worked its way to the top of the list. After contacting Nicola, a recommended painter, cleaning everything nailed down and removing everything else I still had to face the big mouldy elephant in the room. My bathroom ceiling had to be bleached. As I am only 5’6″ and the ceiling is way more than that I had to get up on the step-ladder despite my better judgement to do the deed. Oddly enough, now that my son is living closer to his work, he didn’t visit this weekend to help me . Little arthritic Red Hen that I am, I did it myself.

Strange isn’t it ? Just a little effort mixed with the adventure of standing on a stepladder makes one feel satisfied with oneself. Even more exciting, is the tendency I have to do my little home improvement projects on my own in the dead of the night. I like to tidy up or cook or fix things in between reading sessions, writing when the spirit moves me and lulls in my British drama programs. Anyway, I’m pleased with myself.



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4 responses to “Bleach Job

  1. and well you should be Liz. watching Downton Abbey eh? continue…

  2. Strangely, I totally understood (identified with?) everything you said. Doesn’t it feel good when you do it yourself! 😉
    ~ Lynda

    • Hello here Lynda! It felt good to have some control and input into the work and effort. The walls are in bad shape but since writing I’ve had then tapped and mudded (resurfaced with a compound) and sanded. All fixed but now we wait for the painter to return march 8. My son says it looks like the bare loft style right now! i intend to paint it a nice light blue/turquoise with white trim, ceiling and add gold/deep dark blue details in a few towels, pictures etc. i got the colour scheme from a favourite book mark that bears the message.. “A writer starts a book but a reader finishes it”…Liz

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