Diehards

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Hopefully

this will explain why I'm so silent:































































































I taste plaster dust at all times. I can feel it coating the inside of my ears. Blinking only seems to smooth it over my eyes, like a tablecloth. But the job should be complete by the beginning of next week. Meanwhile I wake in the night to make revisions to tile colour choice. First thing this morning I was messing with felt tip pens and coloured pencils. I want one neutral and three accents. It's two of the accent colours I've been having trouble with, but I think I have it now. If not I'll have to live with a bad decision for a long time, as they are ordered and we need to get at least one wall of them up before Saturday when the bath et al go in. The fun will start there because I have only a vague vision of random colour bars dotted over the walls. How I will actually achieve that vision I have yet to discover.

The lenghts I am going to to, apparently, avoid even sniffing my manuscript.
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20 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Eryl:
This looks to be like very serious work! But we hope that you are having fun with it as well although deciding finally on colours which you will have to live with for a long time is always a little nerve racking.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

You might want to consider going with an urban/industrial look and leaving it as is. Live with it for several months and see how it "feels."

Merely a suggestion.

63mago said...

Well Eryl ... this brings really a new tone to "replacement activity" ...

The Weaver of Grass said...

When the bathroom is finished you will have to sit in that bathroom and catch up on that manuscript!

Titus said...

Eek! Redecorating is so traumatising, especially when you factor in some BIG unchangeable-for-a-good-while elements. My very best to you.

I love diversion activity.

angryparsnip said...

I was trying to think of something clever to say and then I read Weavers comment, Perfect !

wahahahahahah, I clean my studio because one has to have a clean space before tackling any new project....

cheers, parsnip

Kim Ayres said...

Looks very Greek-Hotel-Chic to me!

Pat said...

I'm with UB. It has a charming Dali-esque look.
I had to come over. My reader said 'coating the inside of my...'
The suspense was killing me.

Sharon Longworth said...

Just think, in a few months time, you could be soaking in a relaxing bath before getting ready to go meet your readers at your own book signing.
I'm pretty sure both bathroom and book will turn out fantastic.

nick said...

Goodness, a serious upheaval going on there. Are you doing the plastering yourself or is someone else doing it? I hope the tiles turn out okay. Always tricky trying to envisage something in advance. I look forward to pics of your new luxury bathroom!

red-handed said...

I can sniff your manuscript from here. It smells like lightly-toasted waffles.

Pat said...

I sympathise with the reluctance to 'get down to it'. I've finally finished a lengthy synopsis and am now baulking at the covering letter.
Oh to find the way between meek and humble and cocky and arrogant.

Carole said...

Hard work. Sometimes it is good to be an ocean away. I would feel compelled to help if I was close, and truly, I have no color sense at all. You would have to be polite and try to shoo me out...well it would just be a mess. Can't wait to see the final results.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I too am getting the whiff of a manuscript over here, but it's all mixed up with the smell of plaster dust and mess coming from my kitchen which is in the same state as your bathroom x

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I am familiar with the 5,000-pound manuscript myself. Anything is better than picking it up, even eating plaster.

The World According To Me said...

I look forward to looking at pictures of your new look home. And hearing all about your manuscript.

alphawoman said...

I once got plaster dust in my eye. Required a trip to the emergency room and a torturous exorcism of the particle that felt like a piece of gravel! Hope that does not happen to you. Though the drugs were nice afterwards for the pain.

Fresh Garden said...

We all are always here to support you.

Elizabeth said...

Well, it will be bliss when completed
but rather a pain while it lasts
nothing so lovely as sparky new and lovely!

Hope you get back to your writing soon.

Eryl said...

Thank you everyone, for all you supportive comments and thoughts. The work seems to be never-ending; in dealing with one thing we create another problem: old houses.