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Biting the dust

April 12, 2011

Well, I think I’ve been very good about this whole redoing the kitchen business. I’ve only moaned about it every 2 minutes for the past five weeks. Well, every 30 seconds some days. But there are limits, even to my infinitesimal stores of patience. Today, the builders are taking down the kitchen ceiling, which involves a vast amount of hammering and, more importantly, unfeasibly large amounts of dust. I seriously didn’t know there was this much dust in the world. It’s like every single particle has had some sort of summons and arrived, bang on time, in a great whirlwind in the basement. And each particle has invited all its chums on Facebook. And they’ve all invited every single particle they know, too …. well, you get the picture. It’s dusty.

In fact, you can see, smell, hear and taste the dust. I’m not even hungry, virtually unheard of now I’m eating for two – me and my perimenopausal hormone imbalance. I suppose I should be grateful for that small mercy. But obviously, I’m not. We’re actually going away for a few days, until the dust, er, settles. See you soon and have a lovely holiday too.

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  • Jody Brettkelly April 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hi there, I feel for you though actually we moved out while we remodelled (to a rental house that we hated so nothing is perfect). My friends say the dust is unbelievable and gets into their pores and their clothes. Well I guess Kate and Will won’t be using their house while they honeymooning so might be nice to stay there!

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

      What a brilliant idea, Jody, I’m sure they won’t mind us just moving in for a while, after all, we are paying for their wedding! And I think they’ve probably got room for all of us 😉

  • Trish @ Mum's Gone to April 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Oh I’m so dreading all this in a few weeks time. I’ve lost the incentive to do any dusting now, as I realise there’ll be tons of it soon enough!
    Have a lovely break x

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      You definitely should spare yourself any unnecessary dusting if you can, it can only get so high ….. about two metres high in the case of our kitchen!

  • English Mum April 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Arghh, I’ve been there. We refurbished a house once. I remember it well – dust up the nose… dust in the hair…

    Enjoy your days away (I trust you’ve employed a cleaner to sort everything out before your return… no?) x

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      Ah yes, dust up the nose is one of my particular favourites …. how well you know me, I did ask the cleaner to sort it all out while we were away, she hasn’t been seen since (I think she may be under a pile of dust) x