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July 19, 2010

Renovations



Yesterday the boys and I waved off Mr HB at the airport. The poor chap is off on business again.

What a trial to have to go away overseas for three weeks. That northern hemisphere summer will be difficult.

And I felt especially sorry for him, when I finally saw his itinerary. The bit described only as Weekend - New York sounds gruelling doesn't it? ( I don't think the dear man wanted me to worry, because he kept that leg of the trip quiet. So thoughtful.)

Never mind. I have a lovely surprise for him when he returns - I am sprucing up our house a bit! For details, see the plan above.

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  1. Shall I be brave enough to ask what you have renamed the kids bedrooms?
    We will have to catch up while the cat is away! Name your week0end

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  2. Do it, do it!!

    If he doesn't bring back some of the good stuff from overseas (by which I mean sewing related stuff, magazines, haby, fabric, fabric, .... fabric) you can make him sleep in the "delivery area" til he delivers.

    Good luck for the 3 weeks.

    Just to be on the safe side, maybe one of those rooms should be labelled "cell, padded"?

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  3. HA! I love it! Shall we just call the laundry what it really is - "fabric prep area?" tee hee! Have fun, and take care!

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  4. You've got a flare for design - that is for sure.

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  5. Love these renovations! Just brilliant!!!

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  6. haha... he is in for a surprise on return.

    Yoou obviously have a good relationship with your builders to get all done in three weeks.

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  7. He'll be so happy when he gets home and sees that you've competely finished the reno!

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  8. the poor old thing, slumming it in New York, how dreadful for him, I think it is only fair that oyu renovate while he is away- he will only try and get in the way if you do it when he is around!

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  9. At least you've already got a room dedicated to linen.

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  10. I'm coming to live at your place!!!

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  11. Hilarious. Hope all goes well while the man is away. My man goes to Las Vegas and Amsterdam (wholesome I know) every year for "business". Next time he goes, I might try a little reno myself. I'm inspired.

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  12. I think it's perfectly reasonable to do those renovation while he is away. I hope you gave him a big shopping list though

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  13. The MATH and I had a good laugh about your reno, but then he saw the look in my eye...Thanks for your brilliant suggestions...

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  14. Dang! Looks a little like the 'reno' I'm currently undertaking at my kitchen table - yet yours is sooooo much better... call real living mag - they'll be sure to want to feature it!!

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  15. Are you changing the locks as well?! Another three weeks Liesl... I'm so sorry. Humour is the way to go. And revenge, obviously.

    Perhaps you and I could schedule a little three week European 'work trip' next year.

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  16. Hahaha you are such a laugh!

    I'm jealous of 'Weekend -New York'. That city has stolen part of me and it only comes back when I visit!

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  17. Has he got a shed you can annex while he's gone too?

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  18. I'm packing my bags. I assume you've marked Mr HB's study as 'Gypsy's Room'? See you tomorrow.

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