Thursday, 2 February 2012

Renovations for House, Home and Habits...

This year is a big one for me in the matter of renovations around the house. The house I live in has not had any work done to it in over 30 years. I started last year by raising my garage to stop it from flooding, getting some new windows in the big heat-sucking room of the house, and having a brick patio laid to eradicate the weeds in my back yard where my rotted patio used to be.
 Other folks have nice friendly dandelions, I had raspberries and thistles.

This year, my favourite rooms in the house are getting an overhaul. I am having the kitchen redone into something far more user friendly (in april)...and that leads to my habits changing.

Every evening, I sit in my recliner and write. 6-8 hours per night, I work on being an author.
Now we get to the problem. With my environment in upheaval I will be facing the great unknown. I will lose control over my environment and in doing so, over my ability to write for a while.
Will endless references in my work to banging noises and handymen irritate my readers? Can I find a way to hide in my own home from the changes taking place?
Nothing of this nature has ever happened to me before. I am sure that it will freak me out, but I have no idea how this will affect me and for how long I will be a little bonkers.

with seven weeks in the countdown to complete re-distribution of my home, I can hardly wait to find out. I wonder what my books will do in the interim.


  1. Change is frustrating as well as exciting, especially the home renovation kind. It's like the pot of gold at the end of very long and squiggly rainbow that passes thru thunderstorms periodically. Sounds like your 'days' are the reverse of most of us. How will you get enough sleep while the boys are banging away (no pun intended) to be able to write in the evenings when they are gone? Although, working in references to renovation, etc. to your stories could set up some pretty comical or ironic scenes between characters.

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