January 13, 2011

cleaning up the mess and picking up the broken pieces

step 1:
wash and dry all the clothes in the house


step 2:
fold all the clothes and place in neat piles


step 3:
put them away (the worst part) - i’m saving this one for tomorrow because...

i can only take so much labor after the laborious stress of enduring the end of our house deal. it turned out the house was broken, big time. and after a scary and overwhelming home inspection, we walked away.
at first, with relief and later, with tedium - the process of starting over again, gah!

I keep thinking about this rhyme; not that it particularly applies but it pops into my head over and over.

This is the house that Jack built.

This is the malt


That lay in the house that Jack built.
 

This is the rat,

That ate the malt

That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat,


That killed the rat,

That ate the malt

That lay in the house that Jack built…

- Mother Goose


So we start again, searching the web, scheduling viewings, trying to imagine ourselves living in the space. It’s no fun, I can tell you that. But it is better than trying to imagine biding more of our time by moving to another rental.

I just hope we can keep things clean in this tiny cottage of ours - at least long enough not to go crazy.


xo

1 comment:

  1. Aw, sorry to hear it Vic. But I know for a fact when the right place finds you... you will know it with your whole heart. In the mean time, try and enjoy the hunt.

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