Chaos R Us

Lately I’ve had the feeling that my entire life is chaotic, but nothing this year has been the equal of having my whole life uprooted and moved to obscure corners and cupboards while they tile all of the floors in my house in one fell swoop. Nine men descended en masse a few days ago, took off all my doors (13 in all) and started turning my entire property into a workshop. Bags of adhesive form a wall between my street gate and front door. The pathways are paved my empty cardboard tile boxes. Men cut tile in my back yard, creating clouds of porcelain dust. Young men carry metal containers full of mixed adhesive and stacks of heavy porcelain tiles. Old men measure, spread adhesive and lay the tiles. Other men arrive to cut off the doors. Meanwhile, I am living in one small room and attached bathroom piled with assorted art objects, clothes and bathroom supplies, trying to find my way to the kitchen through the construction process. Not to mention keeping the dogs contained with every part of the house and yard being used. Here are some of the posts I’ve done over the past few days:

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/11/22/elicit/

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/11/23/the-tile-layers/

https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/11/24/hide-and-go-seekthursday-doors-nov-24-2016/

It couldn’t be more appropriate to my life that the daily prompt word is “Chaotic

10 thoughts on “Chaos R Us

  1. carol1945

    I recently had my front garden landscaped. It took 6 weeks, and the worst part was I felt I had to get up every morning, when usually I lounge around in my bathrobe, drinking coffee, and fiddling with WordPress. Even though it was not actually in my living space, they needed to go through my garage to use the bathroom. They were neat, but it still was a mess. And I had to leave my car on the street, which where I live is an invitation to a break in. Mine was one tenth or maybe one hundredth of what you are experiencing, but I have sympathy in spades. It is just so disruptive mentally to have your space upended.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Exactly. And when I realized they were going to have to take the only functioning bathroom doors plus my guest room door, where I’ve been piled along with various precious objects, I said it had to be done now so I’d have my privacy the next full day they worked. Must admit they had guys there within the hour who worked until all 13 doors were cut off and reinstalled!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      These guys are pleasant to have around. I’ll do a feature on them later today if I have the time. I’ve already taken the photos. When I walked by half an hour ago, they offered me some of their lunch. It looked incredible.. tacos with about 5 different ingredients and tortillas warmed in my microwave. I was sorely tempted but not on my diet. Neither was yesterday’s Thanksgiving so have to be good from here on in.

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  2. phoartetry

    It sounds like you have a well-oiled crew working on your place, as well as noise and dust overload. How marvelous, when it’s all done. You must post photos of your new tile floors Judy.

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