In case you were wondering…

No, I’ve not fallen off the earth. I’ve just be super-duper busy, now that the loft conversion has really started. Let me tell you, if I ever knew boredom (not that I can remember), I certainly don’t know it now. Saying that I’m tired doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel, but guess what? I love it!

I’m on top of the world. Life hasn’t been this exciting in ages.

But let me take you on a tour.

Walking up the stairs the first thing you’ll notice, is that the railing has gone. Well, part of it. We’ll have a wall there. Soon.

That’s where the hubby’s study will be. He’s gonna love it. Even though he won’t be allowed to create a humongous mess in there.

No, I won’t ask of him to embrace minimalism. I just want him to give up hoarding, so I can keep his study clean. So we won’t be having any dangerous situations anymore. And I can see he’s really trying, so I won’t complain.

Not too much anyway.

And here’s what’s going to be our hallway. I might want to turn that into our DIY workshop. Or a gym. Or even a real laundry room. Oh, the possibilities!

Walking through that door opening – no door there yet – we enter what’s going to be DD-19’s room/art studio. Lots of light in there. Perfect light, because the room is facing north.

You’ve just got to love it!

And here! Can you guess? A build-in wardrobe. Because we can. And because it’s utterly practical, and oh so convenient.

Love, love, LOVE it!

Already. And this is only the bare frame. Go figure.

And let’s not forget the view. Such a lovely view of the neighbours’ roofs.

But no matter. She’s an artist. She’ll change the view. A sunset at the beach. A volcano. The woods. Whatever.

Nope. Not gonna happen. She needs the light. And you can’t deny it: Lots of light streaming through those windows.

That leaves us with just half a loft filled with the hubby’s hoard to deal with.

We can do this. We’ve had worse than this to deal with. Much worse. Compared to how things were, this is going to be a piece of cake.

I’m still not looking forward to having to sort through all that mess, but even so. We’ll do it. We will have a nice, normal home.

Because we’re worth it.


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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5 Responses to Walls

  1. Susan says:

    Ha ha……spot on!!!


  2. Leah says:

    Why, thank you, Susan.
    I hope you'll be able to come up with a plan that works for you. Please, keep me posted, OK?
    TV… I hear you. I like to watch the odd detective (usually on DVD) with the hubby once a week. Other than that, I hate the Idiot Box. It's nicknamed Idiot Box for a reason, don't you think?


  3. Susan says:

    Leah, that is an extremely well thought out action plan you came up with! And thank you so much for sharing it. I will give it a lot of thought as to how I can apply it to our situation, I'm sure I can come up with something…..we women are very inventive! My husband is also a TV addict – drives me to distraction as I am at a loss to understand how he finds any value in most of the rubbish on TV!


  4. Leah says:

    I'm sorry your husband is a hoarder too. It's hard to deal with, and quite honestly, I've been close to despair often with my hubby.
    Advice? I'm not sure I have any. I wish I did, but truth be told, I'm still not sure how to deal with my hubby's hoarding, but looking back, giving him the loft to use as he pleased was definitely the wrong decision, though.
    I do think the loft conversion – and the lure of a nice new entertainment room – was a good move, but that's because my hubby loves watching TV. Absolutely loves it. And he loves playing video games. So, with the loft conversion (needed to get rid of the hoard) we didn't just take from him, but we're actually giving him something back. Something he wants so badly that he's even agreed (grudgingly) to let go of some of his stuff. Well, actually a lot, but we're trying to keep things small for his sake. We don't want him to freak out, so we're taking baby steps at a time.


  5. Susan says:

    Love your loft conversion and yes I was thinking you had fallen off the face of the earth. But glad to hear that you are enjoying your “new house”. I can empathize with you re your husbands “hoarding”. Mine is a hoarder too. He has the back room in the house and it is, in my view, a pig sty! I cannot get in there to clean and no matter how much I offer to help him tidy it all up, no progress is ever made. Any advice on that score would be very welcome.


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