Hi, it's me, dipping my toe back in to my little corner of the web. I kinda disappeared there for a while. You see, things kinda fell apart a little and I lost my happy. Try as I might I just couldn't find a reason to smile and didn't feel at all inspiring, so I felt it best I keep to myself for just a little while.
I owe you a HUGE update on our renovating. So much has happened, WAY more than we budgeted for, or wanted to do at this time, but it has happened anyway. We started out with a small renovation to get ourselves a proper bathroom in the form of an ensuite, and we have ended up with a house with barely any internal walls.
This is currently the view from my bedroom, looking out across the room to the children's bedrooms. We can't find most of our things and are all wearing the same outfits over and over again, but we are also downsizing, gifting and giving away furniture and other items. We are learning that things don't make you happy, but I must confess, walls would make me happy right about now.
A few weeks ago, we had barely any power left in our house (two lights and one power point) and with walls open into the verandah and ceiling cavity, the kids and I moved out and have only just returned to living back in our shell of a house this past week. I know we aren't the only ones to ever renovate and I know many have it MUCH worse than this, but it has taken it's toll and we are all struggling just a bit (me a lot). It's kinda hard working from home when you have to have cords running everywhere because of limited power points and having barely any lights too. So for me, the light at the end of the tunnel truly did disappear from sight for a while.
Yesterday however, I decided once again that I needed to change my attitude and look for things to be grateful for, so that is what I am trying to do. For now, we will enjoy the pretty black plastic and vintage sheets that are covering some of our walls and I will look forward to our builder's next visit when we can slowly start inching our way forward again.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and waiting while I got myself through this little chapter in our lives. I promise to share all about our renovating once I get my head around it all. Back soon xx