Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Life Can Be Beautiful
Update on my basement family room demolition--all the flooring has been taken off and disposed of. The drywall up to about 4 feet has been taken off. Next is the rebuild. I have cans of paint, tools, and other items "decorating" my living and dining rooms. They were stored in the workshop in the basement and the only good thing about having brought all the stuff upstairs is, that I've had to sort and get rid of various deitrius that has collected over 17 years. Late last year I was contemplating selling my house and moving to a smaller, more manageable home, so I've been spurred on by the 'disaster' that was my basement to get on with other cleanups/touchups around here.
We had some heavy rains last week, which was a perfect test of the repair to the outside basement wall. It stayed desert-dry, so the repair worked. A new downspout was installed just before the rain and that has done a good job of diverting moisture away from the foundation. Now the sun is shining and drying up the last of winter's snow. Next is the lawn and garden care. I should get out there this afternoon and inspect the winter damage.
So, that's my boring life. I'm actually happy it's boring. There is a Chinese Curse (!) that goes "May you live an exciting life." I'm thinking that was said like the southern "Bless your/her/his heart"-- this bon mot is to be uttered in a drippingly sweet way when one is being ever so polite to another who is bugging the c..p out of you. My southern friends will understand I think.
I wish you all a happy, healthy, fulfilling day of treasured moments. <3 Mar.