Ten Things of Thankful, Week 24/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 24/2019


So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute this week:

  • Monday was a banking holiday. It meant we had a quiet day, and we enjoyed it. The shops were closed and there was no traffic.
  • Tuesday I got a lot done in OT group and left very satisfied. No pressure, I just had fun doing it. That was nice for a change.
  • On Saturday we continued working on our terrace. I am so thankful my husband’s friend promised to help us in his free time.
  • I was very tired Saturday morning and decided to take a nap after breakfast. I am thankful I did, because it turned out to be a very long and tiring day!
  • My husband’s friend suggested we start early, and that was a good thing, because things got worse before they got better. So I am thankful he was prepared for everything!
  • When we started turning down the isolation, we found out everything was wet, even the concrete… Well, now we know where the problems with the basement are coming from. We were shocked, but my husband’s friend stayed optimistic and promised us we will solve this. I was so grateful for his good mood, it helped a lot.
  • I was able to help, and this always makes me feel good. I did nothing spectacular, collecting everything the boys turned down and bringing lunch, but I was part of it.
  • After scraping the old and useless isolation from the terrace, my husband and his friend finally could bring on the new isolation. That took a few hours, but the boys were very thorough and my husband’s friend promised us we will never have to deal with this again. Woohoo! What a relief, it was so good to hear this.
  • Our plan for Saturday was that my husband works on the terrace and that I walk the dogs with our friend and her dog. I had to cancel, but our friend was very understanding. I am thankful for that!
  • My husband’s friend promised us to come back in two weeks and help us again with the insulation. Hopefully we can take it from there, but I am thankful he helps us with the things we can’t do on our own. Our terrace is far from finished. but we are on our way!


14 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful, Week 24/2019

  1. Sometimes home improvement projects do result in unexpected discoveries. I’m glad you were able to have help in solving the problem.

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  2. What a busy Saturday! Taking a nap after breakfast was a good thing that day. Glad you got to the root of the problem and that your friend was so optimistic and helpful. Not having to worry about a return of the problem must be a huge sigh of relief!

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  3. I enjoy outdoor home projects more than indoor, probably because the scale of the work is usually bigger. And though that often mean more work, the results are there to be seen. (My current project involves moving a brush pile (broken and rotted tree limbs) from one place to another (out of sight) place.
    Have a good week.

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  4. What a busy week! i am sorry about the water, but I am grateful it was discovered before any further damage happened. We found a strange pool of water between ours and the empty apartment and called it in to maintenance and they discovered a water line broke on the fridge and flooded the place, reaching into the adjoining walls. They fixed the other side and ran dryers on our side and now waiting for the baseboards to be reinstalled. Glad those fans are gone, but glad we had them. They threw a wrench in my energies, but we are all recovered from that. And I am also grateful for naps to get through it all. It’s amazing how much a nap changes things!!

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