Monday, 18 March 2013
Life is like a box of chocolates...
In the infamous words of Forrest Gump (well his Momma if we are going to be exact) you really never know what you are going to get.
And that was exactly how I felt the day we arrived, four weeks ago, keys in hand, poised at the front door ...
I had never seen the house in person, as we mentioned here we bought the property sight unseen, so I had never stepped foot inside. Col however had been lucky enough to do an inspection 2 years after we purchased it on a trip up north with work and so had a much better understanding of its layout and size. And there we have it, the buzz word of this post...SIZE!!!
Let me explain...Col had shown me pictures, drawn me to-scale layouts, even warned me daily for the last 2 years that we had to begin downsizing..but STILL it was a shock to my 'have-to-see-it-with-my-own-eyes' type system. I looked around and around hoping that more rooms would appear or at the very least more storage opportunities would make themselves known...but nope. All I could think (and say over and over again) was 'where the hell is all our stuff gonna go'. I had no idea at that point that the following 7 days would be SO full on with cleaning, sanding, stripping (a'hem, paint!) cleaning some more, cutting in and rolling walls that I wouldn't have time to worry about the size of the place again for quite some time!