Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trouble in the Bedroom

Usually, when we move into a new place, the bedroom is the first thing we set up, followed very closely by the kitchen.

But not this time.

See, the bedroom had these ugly, nasty cupboards, built, it looked like, from bits and pieces found on all the neighbours' scrapheaps.  They cut off the light from the window to an alarming degree.  I suspect that in the summertime, they would do the same to the breezes.

This Picture Makes Them Look Nicer Than They Were

Meanwhile, across the room, is a perfectly sized nook, just asking to be made into a closet.

So we took out what was there and found....



Seriously, people, when you triplex a place, give a thought to future owners.  It's just bad karma to leave them with a mess like this.  Pipe should at least run along walls, if you don't have the wherewithal to put them in.  OK?

That Pipe is Nowhere Near the Wall!

The plumber came the other day to move the pipes closer to the wall.  Now we wait on the carpenter to come and box them in.  And possibly put the shelves in the gap on the other side of the window.

Do it ourselves?  Well, no.  We want it to look better when it's done than when we started.  Our carpentry skills aren't quite up to the twists and turns proffered by a century home.

In the meantime, we're sleeping in the office.

And there goes my productivity.


tracylynne said...

We has the same problem in our spare bath with our hot water heater and in our kitchen-big pipes running along the wall in the pantry.

Barb McMahon said...

Plumbing - so necessary, yet so hard to deal with....

Grace said...

I totally agree with your karma assessment. Your hard work will pay off, and I'm sure the office enjoys your company in the interim :)

Barb McMahon said...

Thanks Grace. And yes, I think the office prefers the sleep function to hard work and diligence (or maybe that's just me....)