Monday, 19 December 2011

Mirror, mirror, on the Wall....


This mirror very nearly remained off the wall, as we had to agree on its new position.  We are redesigning our 'central area' downstairs in our retirement house.  Until now, it has served as a general dormitory for small son and his friends from about the age of 16, when we had to ferry them to and fro to their small-town night club, taking turns to set the alarm to 2.00 a.m. (going to bed fully clothed - the things we do for our kids!). Now that they are all aged circa 22, they do their own driving and have their own vehicles of variously aged vintages in most cases.  Small son drives my old, sturdy Honda Ballade whose birthday is 1996 and still going strong. I digress.  The mirror, which used to take pride of place in the centre of one wall, has lately become obscured by the increased number of bunk beds. It has to move to a position near to our front door. The point of this post is to demonstrate that although we nearly came to blows about the minute positioning of the mirror at the bottom of the staircase - mostly because it weighs about 40 lbs and required considerable effort for my husband to lift it up only to hear that it needed to go 2 cms more to the right/left/up/down - we were both thinking about the possibility of make-up sex (no, I'm kidding  - that was just in our imaginations), I was thinking that if our children were present they would think we were fighting. Not true.  However, my husband did turn stubborn and refused to give in to my preference.  At this point - he had a light bulb moment!  "How about if we turn it round?"  Problem solved.  We turned the oblong mirror around longways and it was a perfect fit.  Grinning companionably at each other, we went off to pour ourselves a whiskey. NB. He also made the banister, tiled the stairs and made the wooden steps. This is why we could afford to build a second home.

9 comments:

  1. Your husband did a very nice job with the banister and stairwell.

    Alas, only whisky to celebrate the successful arbitration of the positioning of the mirror. How sad! Let your imaginations be your guide!

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  2. Can't quite remember what happened later that night....

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  5. BTW Happy Summer Solstice. Our loss is your gain!

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