I simply can’t believe October is over. It rushed through and suddenly we are here in November! Somehow the autumnal season is the most observable seasonal change to me and I can definitely see that it is well and truly here now, although as the weather goes it really hasn’t been too bad.
It has been rather a busy month, as I explained when I mentioned stress joining the party. Mostly it’s been down to the building work that we have been having done. After a few problems that caused some stalling in the summer, I am grateful that things have finally progressed significantly.
Unfortunately we haven’t reached the finishing straight yet, more a halfway house. It is a two phase project to allow us to stay in our house while it goes on. And we are currently transitioning between the two phases… But after so long it is good that the building work is at last making an impact on our lives in a positive way.
And even though the chaos is still being created, I am grateful that the time and the decisions we took in planning this project are starting to be proven right. It’s always a little bit of a gamble when you do building work. What you hope and think will work is just theory until you get underway.
My husband had last week off for half-term and in between a couple of day trips we got right into the decorating. It was so nice to have some time with him just around the house. The girls loved it too. And I am finally able to get to choose some of the finishes. Paints and flooring rather than wall or light switch locations!
I realise, surprisingly to me, I haven’t actually taken that many photos of the project on my phone. Or put them on Instagram. I guess I’m not really that grateful for the disruption to our lives that this has caused. It was all supposed to be completed by Christmas, but I’m not sure that is going to be the case…