Thursday, September 6, 2007

The reason for all the quiet

I recently got the bright idea to buy a new house. My life has been swallowed by getting my condo ready for sale. Dear dog, it is more work than I ever expected. I have been dreaming (or nightmaring) about painting, tiling, and cleaning.

5 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

ye gods, that's a worse project than moving in! Best wishes for the sales project, though.

Nicole Kelly said...

thanks! I'll be thinking of all the wonderful writing you are getting to do. BTW, did you ever look into Wiscon (the convention)?

bunnygirl said...

You poor thing. We just got a house in August and were stunned by the amount of work we had to put into our old apartment. And that was just in terms of getting all the old stuff out and cleaning everything back to "move-in" condition, per the terms of our lease! If we'd had to do painting and tiling on top of that, I would've gone mad.

Hang in there and stay focused on the outcome. It's just a few weeks in a long life. :-)

Nicole Kelly said...

Thanks bunnygirl! I have a habit of underestimating the amount of work a project will take. In some ways that is a great trait; I started writing my book because I thought the hard part was done when I came up with the plot. In other ways though ... not so good; I bid a short time on a major editing project at work because I thought it would be pretty quick to go through it.

writtenwyrdd said...

Actually, I find I won't be able to go anywhere next year, so I hadn't looked into it.

As far as moving in goes, my goodness that's a pile of effort. I spent two weeks after closing doing nothing but stripping wall paper, float coating and painting the plaster in the three downstairs rooms. The upstairs took the next three years in between 60-80 hour work weeks. I'm so sick of home improvement projects at this point I was grateful when I fractured my back and had an excuse to stop doing very many of them myself.