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The final piece of the jigsaw!

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Redecorating our bedroom should have been a straightforward mini project. How difficult can it be to paint a few walls, put up new curtain rail and repaint woodwork? Simple – just move the furniture, cover everything in dust sheets and get going with the paints.


Once Mr D has and idea there’s no stopping him. “If we are painting the bedroom we have to do the dressing room. If we do those, then the en suite bathroom is going to need a little attention too.”

If? Yeah, right! I know these types of ‘ifs’…. they are ‘whens’ in disguise!

So in true project management style, I create a program of work for the Master Suite, with three projects: the bedroom, the bathroom and the dressing room. It’s so satisfying to see a column of tick boxes with ticks in them. Just one more box to tick today. It’s flooring day! At last the final piece of each project will be in place. Once the carpets and lino are down, the fitted wardrobes can be rebuilt in the dressing room, the final fittings can go into the en-suite and all the furniture returned to the bedroom. And more importantly, the last tick box filled it.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, have fun.

Cath xx

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JusJoJan 26th – The finishing line is in sight

Today marks the end of a significant phase in our master bedroom suite refurbishment project. Every spare moment this week has seen Mr D, Cost Centre 1 (aka eldest kid) and myself busy painting walls, ceilings, skirting boards, doors and architraves. A marathon effort!

This finishing touches are being applied in advance of new carpeting arriving next week. This morning I will be busy setting up new curtains, busy swearing as I try to balance the cords that open and close the curtains, and busy adjusting the header tape of said curtains to ensure and even spread of pencil pleats.

All this has to be completed by midday as Mr D and I, being the only Scottish people in our dance club, are needed to perform the Address to the Haggis for the club’s Burns Supper afternoon dance. While we are stepping out on the dance floor, kilts swirling, CC1 will be busy putting on the last coat of paint on the dressing room shelves.

By 6pm, I hope we are busily engaged in more relaxing duties – stargazing from the hot tub.

Aaaaand relax!

Pop over to Linda’s site for the JusJoJan rules and while you’re at it, go say hi to the supplier of today’s prompt, Saumya.