Daily Prompt: Eternal Thanks

Before renovation 29.03 (2)

Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for going away, for leaving us. It was a long friendship and there were many bumps on the way. We were encased in a corset of steel and wood. The peace and quiet of life in the country disappeared. I remember even having fire and flames outside my window. Our life was changed and we learned that not everything is as it seems.

We were deconstructed, but again reconstructed. We made new friends, who almost became family members as they were there daily and every day except for week-ends. Remember the half hour in the morning from 9.00 a.m. to 9.30 when I could at last relax knowing that there would be no increased volume in the background due to your coffee break. And the lunch time intervals, when we were left to enjoy our meals in peace.

I almost missed you all until after lunch. I would be settling into my after dinner sleep, close my eyes and relax whilst hugging my bed. Suddenly you returned, you had not deserted us. I almost got used to the accompanying volume of destruction. I was shaken by vibrations and I even waited in anticipation if there were none. Something was then missing in my daily life.

The Builders

The day you all posed for a group rememberance photo, staring the tool of discontent. I will never forget your smiling faces giving a special laugh for my camera. These are the memories I will never forget. We were all so happy together all sharing the same goal and looking forward to that day in time when peace would again reign.

This now all seems so long ago. We were together as a team for 7 months, an unforgettable community. At the end of the day, one person would remain to ensure that the following day could begin again with no problems. Remember the lock to the door that disappeared. It would have been a secure method to prevent people entering your secret areas and climbing to the top of your iron cages. The lock was never found. It only existed for a week, but I took a photo to prove it was there. No, it was not me, really not, I swear.

I took many photos, up to now 950, but there will be more to come. No longer so many, there are still some parts to be finished, but we will miss you all. Those days will never return, we hope, and may you have now found a new purpose in your building lives. We are eternally thankful knowing now how a house, a block of appartments, is assembled. We learned a lot and it is a lesson we will never forget.

Thankyou all so much for your endurance. Perhaps there were times when we were not so happy together, but that is life. It always has its ups and downs. In our hearts we are etnerally grateful for all you have done for us, and now stay away: get lost and disappear forever. You will not be missed, we will not shed tears because of your departure and are glad to see the backs of you all. There were good times, but mainly bad times. My only gratitude is for your departure.

Renovation 21.06 (2)

Daily Prompt: Eternal Thanks

16 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Eternal Thanks

  1. I don’t think I could handle 7 months of construction! My home has been re-piped, with the work going on from last Wednesday until Monday or Tuesday — that is enough disruption, especially when combined with the fact that I had to spend time preparing (making way to the walls with water inside) and now will have to put it all back together. It’s been like moving out of half the house, simply to move back in a week later! But there will be no more leaks, and the project will cost no more than fixing all those eternal leaks!

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    • It was an appartment building, although all privately owned appartments, and it was a majority vote. I am too old for this sort of thing, but now we have it behind us at last. It was not an easy 7 months, but I have the photos as a (bad) memory of the whole thing. There are still some bits and pieces to have done. The gardeners arrive in two weeks to fill our trenches and repair and garden problems, including my lawn – I hope. I know, we really have to put up with stuff when everything is being renovated. I can feel with you.

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      • Hopefully this is the last of the disruptions — last year all our homes were tented for termites, and we had to be out for 2-3 days while that was done! It looks as if next summer’s project will be a roofing “tune-up,” which will at least not be disruptive indoors.

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  2. I do admire you for finding the humour in this situation. I don’t think I could have. I only lived in a flat for a year when David and I were first married and was veryhappy when we could move into our own home with our own bit of land round us. At least when my home is disrupted by decorating it is on my terms. And now it’s time to climb back up the ladder and finish painting my living room walls. 🙂

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    • We are quite happy where we live. If we had bought a house, we would have probably sold it now for something smaller as we are no longer fit enough to cope with anything larger. I am glad for the help from my son.


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