There’s a saying: ‘I thought I saw light at the end of the tunnel. But it was just my boss with more work and a torch’. Life’s a bit like that at the moment.
I am moonlighting as a Painter, Decorator, Handy Man etc for my son who has bought a flat in London that needs a rather more radical re-decoration than was first realised. The more work we do, the more we find to do. I think we have just about bottomed out the stripping of walls, ceilings etc, and the ripping out of skirting boards. Now the prepping of walls prior to painting is under way. So every day I’ve gone to work, I’ve been thinking: this is about as bad as it gets, and then something more is found to work on.
As a result of all this, my interaction with all of you has suffered somewhat. Apologies for that – normal service will be resumed soon.
Meanwhile I live in hope – for that big orange light at the end of the tunnel to turn out to be something warm and welcoming. Spring would do just fine.
And a word of caution to those with growing children: as they grow up the issues we may be asked to help with don’t just go away – they have a habit of becoming bigger and more expensive. But we love them just the same. Just thought you might like to know that! Or maybe not!