Sunday Salon: Too busy to get anything done

The Sunday Salon

It has been a week and a half since I last posted anything, which I think is my longest break from the blog. Even when we were on holiday for two and a half weeks I scheduled posts in advance. I have been rubbish. Not that I expect anyone is desperately waiting for my next update, but it’s still a bit rubbish. I could blame it on tiredness and illness, and there has been a bit of that, but mostly I’ve been crazy busy (and no, I agree, tired and ill and busy is not a good combo).

We’ve been having some building work done on our house. Actually, quite a lot of building work. Which leads to a fair bit of DIY, decorating and of course cleaning for us to do. LOTS of cleaning. I haven’t done any real exercise since we went on holiday at the end of August but I feel I’ve made up for it with all the scrubbing and hoovering and whatnot.

We’re nowhere near ready to show after photos yet but for an idea of the chaos that is our house right now, here is how much we dust-sheeted before the work began (plus sealing up all the doors we could)…

Dust-sheeted

Forbidden books

Playroom lost

…and it was totally necessary. Black sooty dust everywhere. We don’t have photos of that because it was too dusty to get cameras out. Yeah. Nice. But on the plus side DIY with my Dad and the dogs is fun.

Doggy aid

Now it’s back to the grindstone. Happy Sunday!

7 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Too busy to get anything done

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow September 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Projects like this can be so much fun! But also very frustrating.

    Try to enjoy other distractions while you wait….

    Here’s MY SUNDAY SALON POST

  2. Nose in a book September 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Laurel-Rain Ah, if only it were a case of waiting around for the builders to do their thing. Unfortunately if we’re to live in this house in the meantime we have to clean clean clean. I think my scrubbing arm may be getting muscles!

  3. Erin September 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Looks great so far! I love seeing the different stages of anything involving books. I’m sure it will be incredible when all finished also.

  4. Nose in a book September 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Erin I hope so!

  5. dan gusset September 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Talking of dust, here’s our place when I took a belt sander to the concrete floor:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gusset/452886673/

    And I’ve recently rearranged the photography section of the books, it’s looking like this now:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gusset/8015480861

    Good luck with all the work, and with trying to work from home with it all going on!

  6. Nose in a book September 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    dan I’m only working from home today, thankfully. Not the best working conditions. I like the photography bookshelf!

  7. Susan September 26, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Hang in there, things will improve!

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