On the Reno: Part 13

November 20, 2016 - 10:04 pm 2 Comments

This week I decided to take the advice of my good friend Vicki, from Banyo in Queensland, and slow down and take stock of what has been happening. The library that I had built for me was also going to double as a guest room. I have put a lot of books on the shelves, trying to sort them logically into categories for ease of retrieval. Because I wanted to paint the room I have been sleeping in, I moved my old bed into the library/guest room while waiting for the new one to arrive. And guess what! I had the perfect sleep. The PERFECT sleep. Though there are no blinds on the front windows yet, the shelf nearest the door affords the sleeper complete privacy and also offers protection from the morning sun. And imagine waking up surrounded by some of your oldest and dearest friends! It is also a little like sleeping in the Captain’s cabin of a ship—with no attendant seasickness or violent storms to sink you. It’s very nice. Peaceful. Ideal for an insomniac like me because instead of worrying about being awake, I only have to lean across the bed to find the book I want. (And there are certain books I know that will send me to sleep).

Difficult to do this room justice with a normal lens. Perhaps I'll get hold of a fish-eye to give you a better idea.

Difficult to do this room justice with a normal lens. Perhaps I’ll get hold of a fish-eye to give you a better idea.

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2 Responses to “On the Reno: Part 13”

  1. Junior Says:

    This has been an interesting series of articles to read. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your pictures and plans after the holidays. Hope you’re enjoying your December.

  2. cheryl Says:

    Thank you for your comment, Junior. After the holidays I will be posting more news on the renovation of this house. Guess you’re enjoying a traditional Christmas in Nevada. Have you had snow? We watched David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing their version of “White Christmas” and “Little Drummer Boy” again this year. It has been one of this family’s traditions for the last few years. Here it was 37 degrees in Castlemaine, but it will cool down considerably by around 9.00pm, when it starts to get dark here. Hope you and your family are enjoying the festive season and will have a wonderful 2017.

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