|Lilly disappears to bottom of box|
|Lilly jumping onto and into the box|
|Lilly Clambours out!|
BUT I do have to chivy dh to maintain motivation and the biggest problem is that for me I feel he lacks a bit of direction and planning! I think I know "best", too! and sometimes its been proven that I do! but not always! its difficult to strike a balance between interfering and pressurising & that of interest and encouragement. Something that my LateMother was rather good at and I am less so on account of I can do the intial "brilliant job! well done! but now can we move on to ..?" but this rapidly descends into a shrieky slightly threatening tone of NOW .. PLEASE .. NOW! .. OR ELSE! .. which both puts him off and frightens him!
BUT as we near the end of the major tasks - the ceiling looks fab all new and with the lights, the wallpaper is excellent with its matching across the walls around the room from floral to plain and the updated feel to the room now we've rid ourselves of the brickwork and fireplace that so dated the decor we're left now with somewhat a MODERN feel!
This week we expect to see the carpet fitted and the curtains arrive and we await a call for delivery of new furniture and today the 2nd of the finials we'd had to order for the pole has arrived and tomorrow we take delivery of a brand new TELEVISION! a posh one! one of these screenless ones? know what I mean? flat and thin it will be the sleekest thing in the entire house and SO technical that we can even ring it up and request that it records a programme for us!
We have two cats and they currently live in our house making it their home and lying on our furniture, atop the tv and basically free to come and go rolling about the floors and the occasional scratch at stuff! but this must STOP! and its how to manage them when the new stuff arrives!
My husband suggests they are now old enough to leave home .. ? or live outside? ..
Although well behaved, cats do unfortunately have a tendancy to do horrid things like bring mice and rats inside .. (we've had some hairy moments lately with Lilly bringing them IN still alive and flinging them about our feet both no.2.son, dh and I have rather unpleasant experiences of this and it proves that we don't always pay our cats full attention that Lilly can bring stuff in under our noses and under our feet!). With the new carpet there will be rules: apparently no one is to enter wearing shoes. Which poses a problem, our patio door out into the garden is the main access for the garden. Apparently no one is to USE the garden .. Long and short of it is, that dh has been set straight that lovely though the idea is to have a brand spanking "new" room at the end of the day it is a LIVING room and not a show room.
|Posh new litter tray|
Which is another thing. Cat hairs. dh has been wheezing and somewhat breathless for some months now and at first we put it down to the brick dust but now am starting to think perhaps he is allergic to the cats! We plan to buy a new vac.cleaner for the new carpet and will look at this hypo-sensitive ones that pet owners are encouraged to buy and hope that this does the trick - well its either that or he gets to live in the SHED!?
For some time I've agreed that dh can choose a new tv. In part as reward for the hard work in getting the house done and as a retirement styled gift or treat to himself for having worked hard all his working life both in and out of the home! His reward is a posh new tv that arrives this week.