The coldness of winter has got you by your short tails and you’re pfaffing around trying to decide what to do with yourself. You’re snowbound and the only thing that you can think to do is sit in front of the fire, drink your steaming hot mug of chocolate and stare broodingly out of the window. The only problem with that is, you’ve already done that and you’ve have had your fill of fires, hot chocolate and brooding.
Now you’re itching to do something different, so, you turn to the only comfort you have and switch on the TV. You’re instantly captivated by one of those numerous shows about how you can do up your home. You find yourself inundated with decorating ideas: ideas on both interior decor and exterior decor.
So, you finally find yourself captivated by a program that you would have dismissed earlier and jump out of your seat to fetch a pencil and notebook to note down all those great ideas. In no time at all, you’ve run out of pages in your notebook and have to leave your warm armchair to go fetch another one.
Before you get back to your comfy chair, you’ve made a quick detour around the house and have spotted many of the things that you’ve spent a lifetime trying to avoid – the cracks in the bedroom walls, the patch of mildew in the bathroom, the paint chipping off many of the doors.
The list is endless and could easily cover several pages. So you dutifully sit down, and alongside your notes on various decorating ideas on interior design and general refurbishing, you studiously take down all the little things that need repairing, replacing or refitting.
The list naturally spans more than even your second notebook can hold but you decide to stop there, because it’s more than your arm can take to continue writing, besides you already have all the relevant facts at your fingertips, so now you set about sorting them out into directions that you can easily follow.
And that is not an easy job, when your decorating ideas, interior designs and room-by-room list of snags and flaws is all mixed up in one horrible pile. So, you turn to the tried and true, ancient solution of sitting in the middle of the floor surrounded by your notes in an attempt at finding some logical order for you to follow later.
When you eventually reach that sublime state of order, you lay back with a tired but satisfied countenance. The knowledge that you’ll now have enough decorating ideas and interior design plans and less spare time on your hands during those long hard months of winter, sends a rush of contentment running right through you. After all, there’s nothing like a job well done and the knowledge that next spring, your home is going to look nothing like its former shabby self.