A year ago I wrote about ‘Owning the Space’.
Time for a recap about how that’s going.
The garage had always been my husband’s space, and once he’d moved out it was very empty. It still is very empty!!
I finally managed to paint the floor – first of all I couldn’t because the MG was parked on it. Then I didn’t want to buy the paint – floor paint is expensive, and I was Husbanding my Resources. Then I was too busy with the new job – but at least I was able to buy the paint, using my discount card of course! By then it was the winter and too cold for painting. By the time the weather was warming up, we were into the Covid crisis and I was working long hours and was totally knackered – my days off were spent doing as little as possible to try to give my feet time to recover.
I’ve reorganised it a bit, and it’s a very usable space now. I thought I might make it into a gym area – the lovely people who run the gym that I used to go to are now doing sessions online – but due to being knackered and the long hours aforementioned, I’ve never done any of their online sessions.
The living room still only has the big sofa and my patchwork chair. During the winter I realised that with the sofa on the back wall I was sitting as far away from the fire as it was possible to get – which seemed a bit daft. By moving it under the window, the back of the sofa is against the radiator, and I’m closer to the fire. Much nicer.
I could do with a bit more furniture in that room – if I have visitors there’s really only the patchwork chair for them to sit on. But I haven’t been able to have visitors for months… Also, I have to keep one eye on the fact that eventually I’ll have to move out of this house and into something smaller. Better to wait until that happens and then see what’s needed I think.
The spare bedroom still has no bed in it. I’ve moved ‘his’ wardrobe, ‘his’ chest of drawers and ‘his’ bedside table into that room, which means there’s more space in my bedroom – but there’s still no actual bed.
I nearly bought twin beds – my son was coming to visit, but the company couldn’t decide whether or not to offer me interest free credit due to my recent name change. By the time they’d decided, plans had changed and he wasn’t able to come, so I didn’t need the beds afterall, so I cancelled the order.
Then I was going to buy beds because two of the grandchildren were coming to visit while their parents went away for the weekend – but that isn’t happening, due to Covid.
And I’m thinking there’s no point now, as I’m unlikely to be able to afford anything more than a 2-bed, and I already have two beds!
I guess I’m in some sort of limbo. My ex isn’t putting me under any pressure to sell, but I know that eventually I will have to. There’s no point in spending money on things that I probably won’t have room for in my next house. I probably won’t have room for half the stuff I’ve already got!!
But in the meantime, all the space is mine.
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