Well, first of all tonight marks an evening where we at least have power, thank heavens! After only one evening with power since last Thursday it is appreciated. Doubly so because my world is in a little bit of chaos.

The reason for the chaos is exciting…my apartment is getting a make over. The impetus for renovation is my closet which has become the talk of the residence. You see when you take a woman, give her a closet that is no bigger than 1 foot across and enough clothing to last for 15 months a problem arises. To be honest with you, I thought that I was doing just fine…

The offender
The offender


Shocking I know
Shocking I know


However, those responsible for cleaning, ironing and then having to return the clothing to the said 1 foot wide closet were rebelling. It seems that the closet space was not up to the job of providing shelter for ladies apparel on a long term commitment. Isn’t that always the case! I would just like to note that my closet isn’t the only one that is getting an upgrade in size….my British colleague in Apartment 1 is also getting a bigger closet for his suits.

Because of the layout of my space and the limitation presented by it, my wonderful landlady, Jetske has undertaken to renovate the entire kitchen area (which is where my closet is located). The premise was that the new wardrobe which was going to three times the size of the old one, along with new kitchen cupboards, counter and a new desk top to be installed in my living room/bedroom area would all be pre-built and easily installed. Ha! Do home renovations ever go that smoothly?














This morning my closet and kitchen were completely emptied out with clothing going into a storage room and kitchen stuffs in various and sundry locations. I came home this afternoon to this sight…

My kitchen on the terrace

At least my new wardrobe and cupboards are on site. The bad news….I don’t have clothes or even underwear for the morning! Oh well, there will be a mad dash to the storage unit in the morning to locate the aforementioned items so I can start the day fresh as a daisy.

All I can say is that living in the middle of a renovation is never easy but when you only have three small rooms to live in to begin with it you can imagine what it is like. There is no where to hide or that isn’t impacted except my tiny bathroom which isn’t big enough to hang out in for any amount of time. I did just liberate my kettle, David’s Tea, teapot and mug as I simply refuse to face 24 hours with out them. In fact I am sure that David’s Tea will get me through anything!

But once the make over is finished, I am sure that it will look spectacular. Don’t worry, I will be sure to post the pictures!


2 thoughts on “Make Over Chaos

  1. Glad to hear there are renovation issues there too! It does look like a small closet so hopefully the temporary chaos will be worth it! Mary

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