Today is the first day of forever. ‘Forever’ because I am never moving again! Was finally able to leave The Sausages at Blue House because there are no builders, tilers, painters or plumbers coming. First. Day. Ever.
They say that moving is one of the most stressful things you can do. Building even more so. Then there’s what I did: building back-to-back. 4 months to build the house, 6 weeks to get the amenities and another 5 months of extensions. That’s the better part of a year – and close to 7 for the hounds! Clearly ‘a change is as good as a holiday’ is a human thing. ‘Spose that makes sense, seeing as a (human) holiday generally means kennels or desertion for the 4-leggeds.
My lot have always been spoilt with imported Aunty This or Uncle That to look after them in the comfort of their own home, so this has been particularly stressful for them and they’re seemingly done with the romantic notion of playgroups and slumber parties. I can understand that, now being very tired of living out of a togbag with fleeting visits to the future. Letting the dogs in; letting the blogs out.
I am not a prospector. I am a prospect. No more blue. Just Blue House.
House projects are like boys: check you know what you’re getting into, share your plans and know that alterations are always hard… But if you get it right then it’s the warmest safest place that you’ll always want to come back to.