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Update on Renovation 

Just an update my friends on the renovation hell project here at the Hotel Thompson.  Today marks 11 more days until completion.  I say GET IT DONE ALREADY – snorts.  No really, mom/dad worked on decluttering and purging *all* weekend long.  I have to say, those two put some elbow grease into the destruction remodeling. What do they say, “It always looks the worse before it gets better.”  I sincerely hope so.

This weekend they worked on the closet of the known. You know that closet my friends. The one that you don’t dare open in fear of everything falling out on top of you.  It was three hours of “oh look what I found” – snorts.  Among the things that were found were:

2 boxes of clothes that mom brought to the house when she moved in 16 years ago! 😳

2 deep sea fishing rods and reels – Moby Dick you are safe. 

Moms high top Mickey Mouse sneakers from high school. 

Dads stereo equipment. 

Moms pearls that went missing a couple of years back. Don’t ask how they got into the closet. God only knows. 

Mom/dad worked hard on that closet and the rest of the cleaning this weekend. I’m glad to report that after many trips to Goodwill to drop off donations and many bags of trash later, the house is coming together. There was a couple of added things to be done during this renovation and I’ll keep you posted. As it stands right now, the time table still looks good. 

 
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Posted by on 04/06/2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Renovation What?!

Yep, you guessed it from yesterday April’s Fool’s Day blog posting.  The Hotel Thompson is now under construction.  Day 2 and I’m ready to move in with any of you for the duration.  Anyone at all.  I don’t require much… really I don’t.

You see, this entire renovation has snowballed into what dad’s calls a cluster.  You don’t understand cluster?  Let me explain it to you the way mom explained it to him.  Go ahead and get settled in – I’ll wait.  Are you ready?

Okay mom and dad were discussing buying new furniture this year.  Apparently what they have now came over with Noah on the ark.  Rolls piggy eyes.  It really didn’t but that’s how mom explained it.  Dad said fine.  We will get new furniture this year.  And he was fine with that because even *he* said we needed new stuff.  This is where it snowballed, went down a hill, around a curve and became a cluster.

Then mom said:

“Well, if we are going to get rid of our current furniture, why don’t we go ahead and get rid of the china cabinet, hutch and kitchen table that I hate so much as well.  And since all of that will be gone and the rooms would basically be empty, why don’t we go ahead and look at that new floor we wanted for the front room because you know this carpet is shot.  And hey, if we are going to do new flooring in the front room, why don’t we look at the kitchen and hallway too – that way it can all match and flow.  And oh my goodness – if the room is empty, we can paint a couple of walls to give it some color in here.  And then you know what honey, we can shop for the new furniture and accessories.”

I saw daddy writing something down the entire time he was listening to mom.  He called me over and gave me this piece of paper.  Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.  But he’s a good man… I think.  He ended up saying the worse words ever invented for a man to say to a woman…. “Whatever you want honey.”  He then handed over the check book.  My friends, I really feel sorry for my dad.

Oh, and did I tell you the best part my friends.  Mom wants ALL of this done by April 17th, 2015.  Squeals and rolls – yeah okay.  Don’t worry, I’ll be taking pictures of before, during and after to share.  Right now, I would describe it as his/hers and ours in the making.  Wish me luck!

 
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Posted by on 04/02/2015 in Bacon

 

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