Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Writer's Block

I've started three posts today and this is the only that is sticking. I think I'm in the winter of my discontent. I want the weather to improve so I can ride every day without being cold or wet. I feel very in-between today - not terribly unhappy, but not very happy either.

This feeling always makes my family nervous. It's when I start looking at walls, and measuring, and muttering and googling. It often ends up with a re-decorated space in our house. Today I'm looking out the window doing it though and thinking about my yard. It's pathetic. We have too much shade to grow much of anything but ivy, but darn it, couldn't the ivy grow more neatly? And we put bat boxes up on some of the trees but the bats have never come to live in them so they're now just perches for squirrels. The play house in the back yard is too small for our children now.  Way too small. And there it sits. We never use the deck because I don't like bugs and one has to walk all the way through the house and down some stairs to get to it to use it. (We bought the house this way).

Our driveway is only wide enough for one car and when my husband comes home and parks behind me I can't go anywhere without asking him to move his car, but there's not enough land for us to widen the drive. And I want to go for a ride but it's cold, overcast, and there are gusty winds.

Sigh.  First world problems.  First world blahs.

I wonder if I can tear out the downstairs bathroom shower wall and put in some glass blocks. That will open up that entire space . . .

Behind that shower curtain is a shower cave. Seriously, no light.
So I'm thinking to take out that wall to the right, and replace it with glass blocks.
On the left is only about 8 inches to the door, so I'd leave that solid.
But I think I'd want to install a frameless glass door too.
And definitely add a light inside the shower.

Your thoughts?


BECKY said...

Oh my gosh, I certainly can feel and understand your winter of discontent! I hate it when things just don't go the way I want them to! I cannot help you one bit with your decorating ideas, though. I'm no good with tearing down walls, etc. Maybe check out HGTV.com? Good luck and I hope your weather improves quickly!

The Bug said...

At the very least a light - & maybe a clear shower curtain!

I always start thinking about projects & very quickly deflate - don't want to mess with it. I'm such a slug!