When you’ve lived in a house for a number of years, major repairs are inevitable. And how I hate staying put in the house to oversee repairs! Of course, I can’t leave the carpenters by themselves, and there’s no one else to take my place. It is harder when the repairs are inside the house, much more if it is the kitchen!
Recently I had some kitchen woodwork done – some cabinet parts and ceiling damaged by the leaking roof replaced. That is after I had the leaking roof fixed. There were also some damaged countertop tiles that needed to be replaced. I hate the mess – putting the contents of the cabinets on the floor, the dust and sand dropping from the roof as the carpenter removed the damaged ceiling, and the dust, from the sawing and the sanding of the wood. And then, of course, the noise as he hammered the nails on the wood and the strong toxic smell of paint!
It was also such a strain to prepare food when your kitchen is being repaired. I try to prepare my lunch in the evening or early morning before the carpenters arrive so I can just reheat my food.
I put up with these for four long days! It was such a relief to finally see that it’s done. It’s no different from what I felt when my impacted tooth was finally extracted!