Abi and I are both itching to do some spring cleaning. Over the course of the winter, our garage has been a dumping ground for all kinds of junk. Until we got rid of our old washing machine, you couldn’t even walk clear from one end to the other. We still have six wooden doors there that we bought two years ago to replace the hollow-core doors in the house. There are odd tables, packing boxes, toys and tools, leftover paints, varshishes and solvents from the last time we did any work around the house. Oh, and my drums, too.
So the garage is going to get a thorough overhaul sometime soon. We’ll definitely be doing the doors some time in the next couple of months. At the end of last year we were planning to put in a new bathroom suite, but we never got round to it: that’s now on our “must do” list for this year. We also want to put in wooden floors upstairs to replace the carpets, and redecorate the hall, and both of the big bedrooms. It’s not even out of the question that we might start thinking about replacing the kitchen, also. New double glazing to replace the existing windows and frames, which are starting to creak and draught. And if we get all of that done, we’ll probably consider getting bricking and glazing our porch.
I don’t think all of this will happen. For a start, it’ll cost a bloody fortune. But come May we’ll have been in this house for five years, and it’s time to do some serious work on it.