Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday 17th February - The good side of mending

He's busy upstairs, mending the drawers in his chest of drawers, after one of the drawer fronts came off in his hands a while ago. Which is an opportunity for a bit of a clearout. The problem is that we have lived in this house for nearly 30 years, so everything just gets put somewhere, and stays there...

We filled the bedroom bin to overflowing.

We found all kinds of buried treasure; old photographs, old letters, fifty 10p coins, a jersey I actually managed to complete, presents made by the children over the years, and souvenirs of decades gone by.

There's been a fair bit of "oh, do you remember when..." and "so that's where it got to..." and other surprises along the way.

We filled one bag with clothes and bric-a-brac, and another with rags, for the charity shop, which neatly deals with keeping up with my New Year's Resolution for this month.

The drawer fronts haven't yet come off my chest of drawers, but there is a fair bit of repair work to be done, as the bases of the drawers are parting company with the back and sides. That will have to wait for another day.

As will replacing the bedroom carpet. He reckons that there is about three years' worth of full-time work repairing, renovating, decorating, everywhere, all over the house lined up for when he retires...


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