Living in an old house means that there is often a
fair bit of maintenance required. Living in a Victorian terrace in a seaside
destination also brings with it salt and water (and sometimes wind) problems, the
salty air is highly corrosive. However my current home maintenance project hasn’t come from
salty air but high levels of water ingress and my desire for change. My darling DH and I have set to and
demolished our built-in bay window seat only to find that a lot of maintenance
was required before we redecorate our living room. It’s not a huge surprise but it is a pain in the rear end….
If that wasn’t maintenance enough we’ve also whisked
away the carpet on our stairs (it was tired and quite frankly I didn’t like it
anymore – far too oatmeal in colour). This now means that apart from the fact
that Milo won’t walk up/down the stairs anymore (we now have to carry him up
and down; how pampered is our pooch?) that we also have some serious sanding and filling to do. Well I say “we”,
when in fact I’m getting a “man” in to do it.