A Plan

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Friday was a craptastic day – truly spectacularly crappy.

The health system let down a member of my family in a way that could have had dire consequences (and almost did).  Sundays paper had a whole article dedicated to the exact problem my extended family was dealing with – a problem with the system that is ongoing, and unlikely to change soon.  To say more would reveal more than I am prepared to – it is not my story to tell.  We spent the long weekend recovering from the emotional trauma, and staying close to home.

Figuring largely in our long weekend was the mammoth task of cleaning out our garage – a garage that is too narrow to park the car in, and currently serves as a storage area and a workshop.  That image at the top is a painting I did years ago, which had been residing in the garage for a few years.  Sadly it  is damaged and stretched out of shape – and is now sitting on the junk pile in the driveway.

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Even apart from events I alluded to at the start of the post – there has been a lot of angst in the Matching Pegs family.  Our house is bursting at the seams, and we have been crunching the numbers on extending our house or selling up and buying a new one.

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If we extend, we will be knocking over the garage, if we move we will need an empty garage.  A third option is to sit tight, and create an amazingly wonderful studio/crafty space out in the garage.  Which ever plan we go for, we need an cleaned out garage.

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While it does have its own unique beauty, I think there would be a whole lot of work involved in turning it into a beautiful studio!

6 thoughts on “A Plan

  1. Sorry you’re having such a stressful time right now 🙁
    I can completely relate to the ‘too much stuff, not enough space’ issue. I think it will be an ongoing problem for us for some time though.

  2. Claire, I’m so sorry you’ve had a traumatic weekend. I really hope that everything works out for the best for your family member.
    We cannot afford to move or extend, but I also desperately want more space and a sewing studio would be heaven! Our car doesn’t fit in our garage either, so I have been wondering about whether it is “convertable”. Unfortunately, I suspect that even that will cost more than we can afford right now.
    By the way, your sunset painting is stunning, even in its damaged state.
    R x

  3. Hiya there Claire, I am so sad to hear that you have had a sad weekend too!!! I really truly hope that the outlook is a little brighter now, and if not, that you have managed to take a step back and relax a little. At least you have a nice girly weekend approaching – might be just what you need! See you on the weekend =]
    Melly

  4. join the gang with crap hitting the fan. sorry to hear that you have had a bad time, i hope that yours is over.
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend creating and chilling out. good luck with the move vs extending. i dont think anyone ever has enough space 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear that you’re having some trials lately, Claire. Hopefully the new studio project (if that is what you choose) will lift your spirits! Good luck 🙂

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