Thursday, March 16, 2023
I got a call from the management company for our flat yesterday morning, telling me a contractor has been chosen for the renovation of our bathroom and some other repair work. They're supposed to get in touch with me to schedule a start date within the next couple of weeks.
On one hand: Yay! A new bathroom!
On the other: This is going to be a messy process. And I wonder what it's going to be like for Olga, who's going to have to be here during all the sawing and pounding. We can close her into the living room, which is at the back of the house where she spends her time anyway, but there's still going to be a lot of noise and activity. Plus her dog-walker will have to navigate the construction zone to get her in and out each day.
Dogs are adaptable and I suppose as long as we keep the interior doors closed she might not be too disturbed. But I wish I could just snap my fingers and have all the disruption behind us.
Also, the washing machine repairman wrote me yesterday and wanted pictures of our machine, including the make and model number, as well as a video showing the problem. The problem isn't really very interesting to watch -- it's just an error code that flashes and stops the machine mid-cycle. But I made a video. I share it with you in the spirit of humor because it's so boring.
Work has been all-consuming this week, so I haven't been around the blogosphere as much as usual but rest assured that we're all still here and life goes on!
(Photos: Hampstead, last weekend.)