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… and relax!

We are done! Finished! The first big DIY project of 2020 is done. There’s something really special about looking at a project planner with all the boxes ticked. For a list-maker like me, the sense of satisfaction in seeing a completed to-do list has me doing a little victory dance while I survey our handiwork.

It has come at a price, and I don’t mean moneywise (with me in charge of the budget we didn’t stint!), I mean physically. The final push involved both of us wielding hammers to persuade certain parts of the built-in storage units back into place. To help me inject energy into each hit, I repeated an affirmation – ‘I deserve my promotion! I will get it!). Mr D was surprised at the power behind each blow. Fortunately I didn’t hit my thumb but I do have a sore elbow! The repeated bashing has resulted in bursitis! So no leaning my elbows on the table for a while.

Not my actual elbow but a good representation of how my poor elbow feels!

I hope Mr D has no smart ideas about starting anything else for at least a month. I will need time to recover. In the meantime, I will be upstairs lying on my new chaise longue admiring the finished job and dreaming up ideas for the next project. The first question is whether to start something inside or in the garden. Given Storm Chiara has just blasted through the UK, my vote is for something inside.