Sunday, January 9

Post apocalypse living

I have spent the last three days living in upheaval.  We are having new floors laid and while I am absolutely delighted that it is finally being done, I am not enjoying having to live around the work.

For two days I had to move the fridge if I wanted to access the dishwasher, then again to access the washing machine, then again to get out the back door.

It was annoying.

The kitchen is finished (hurrah!) and the fridge is back where it belongs.  However we don’t have a dining table or any lounge room furniture while those two areas are being done. It’s a tad inconvenient. Add to that I have had the care of FOUR children for the past three days* and have been trying to feed and water them from a skeleton kitchen (with movable fridge) you can imagine I’m a tad frazzled. All I want to do is stick a DVD on and sit them in front of it.  Except we have no TV or DVD player currently hooked up so that can’t happen. 

So up until now I have been a firm believer that I will be a survivor of the zombie apocalypse – I even did the Facebook quiz on that topic (and scored very well).  I’m now beginning to doubt my post apocalyptic abilities.  I think I’ll just let the zombies get me.

*Yes I do recognise the appalling lack of planning that teamed up four children with floors being laid.  But thanks for noticing.

11 comments:

Dave said...

Can't you play them a DVD on the computer?

Caitlin said...

Ah yes well, story there. Just before Xmas our computer died suddenly. We haven't yet replaced it (still deciding what to get) so we're using the 'spare' which is a netbook. It's a tiny thing. Four children huddled round it trying to watch a movie would surely just result in jostling and pushing and me being totally irritated by them.

So, no.

Dave said...

Does the soundtrack of a DVD work on a CD player? You could play them one, and tell them to use their imaginations and make up the pictures in their minds.

They will have to be very quiet, to listen to the words and sound effects, and have their eyes closed, to better imagine the pictures...

Z said...

Dream on, Dave.

My sympathy, Caitlin

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

wahhh i hate upheaval~we had three days of it when swampy re-decorated the kitchen after having new cabinets put in (actually they were put in two summers ago but whose counting!)

Caitlin said...

So disappointed I didn't read that brilliant plan before the day was over and kiddies off to bed Dave.

Ahem.

Thank you Z.

You don't have to tell me about delayed 'works' Laoi, I'm too embarrassed to say how long this renovation is taking.

Dave said...

Any time you want any advice about childcare, don't hesitate to ask.

Caitlin said...

Thanks Dave, yes I can see you have a lot to offer there. It's much appreciated.

What are you doing still up at this time? Must be way past your bedtime.

Dave said...

Kidney stone keeping me awake.

Dave said...

Oh well, you've got something exciting to blog about now.

Cathy said...

Z's comment was the winning one on this comment list lol... how in the world did you survive Caitlin?