...not with a bang, but with a whimper

It's done (well, I'm cheating a bit. There's still some minor things left, but they are just that: minor. They will not prevent us from actually living like normal human beings). No more renovation. Yesterday was spent hanging lights to the ceilings and putting together the guest-bed. On Saturday we removed all protective papers and plastics from the furniture and the floors. Our apartment looks like almost normal apartment with minimalist decor right now, instead of looking like a scene from the Book of Revelations.

The end was quite an anticlimax. Me and my mother in-law were running some errands, while the Mrs. and father in-law wallpapered the remaining wall in the livingroom. After that was done, we packed the tools, and went to have some evening snack at our in-laws place. And that's it.

As the renovation is winding down, we have been able to pay more attention to other things. Like our garden. What to do with it? There's this large Thuja in the backyard, that we were thinking about cutting down. But then we noticed that the local squirrels like it. They might be living there, but at the very least they use it's cones for food. So we can't cut it down (well, we could, but we like the squirrels. Yes, the squirrels are making a mess in our garden, but still.) So the Thuja stays.

We are still missing few lights (one in the livingroom for example), and we need to figure out how to handle it. Since we have already spent too much money on paint, wallpapers, turpentine, ceiling-lights, new carpets etc., I would really like to save some money and use one of our existing lights, instead of buying a new one. it might not be a perfect match for the livingroom, but money is money.

While the renovation itself is done, there's still work to be done to turn the place in to a proper home. we still need curtains. We still need to hang the paintings to the walls. We are still missing few pieces of furniture. But all in good time.

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