Monday, 31 January 2011

Siamese cats, builders, pantries and tax returns...


A relaxed siamese cat before teh builders arrived...
It’s Monday 31st January 2011, I have only a few hours in which to complete my self-inflicted tax return for last year, there is dust everywhere and there are strange noises coming from the vicinity of the Kitchen.
I am ordered to produce two white, one with one and the other with two, a black and a white coffee and a glass of water before the dust settles; also please could I remove the dogs and what do I want to do with the Agatha the siamese cat?
I hope that question is not because she’s died of a heart attack with all the noise that has rudely intruded on her domain. I think she was busy in her cat litter tray that was against the wall which is due to be removed and they did some exploratory drilling. I think I too may have had a heart attack at that!
Apparently she is now sitting on top of the Alpha Cooker (a kind of Aga) hissing at everyone and not allowing them near her; I don’t blame her.
I am trying to do the same incarcerated in my office but without the baring of teeth and spitting accompanied by mad swings with my claws, the builders don’t seem to be showing me the same respect.
The dogs just roll their eyes and flop in their baskets as if this is an everyday occurrence, I admire their sang froid.
So I distract myself to keep myself calm as more banging thumping and crashing from downstairs ensues and comfort myself that at the end of it all I’ll have a utility room where I don’t have to strangle myself on electric wires as I load and unload; a downstairs loo and a pantry, a real live pantry! Heaven!

7 comments:

Posie said...

Tattie, no wonder you are struggling at the moment with your nest being sooo upturned, but I am sure it will all be worth it.n Our extension is progressing, but thankfully it hasn't encroached onto our living space just yet, I am dreading that bit...until it's finished of course!!

Miss Sadie said...

Well, change can be traumatic at the best of times. Hope you don't get too cold, along with all the upsets.

Tattie Weasle said...

Posie - None of this was planned you know it sort of happened. Things were meant to happen but not at the same time!!!! I just keep breathing...
Miss Sadie - Have on thermals to prevent nasty draughts...:)

legend in his own lunchtime said...

A pantry, a real walk in pantry? Oh I'd put up with a lot of banging around the house to get a pantry

Tattie Weasle said...

Legend - a real live walk in pantry with slate shelves and a brick floor. A built in old fashioned meat safe too....sad but I think it's going to be my favourite room in the whole house....(Sigh) :)

Jude said...

Oh, I'd so love a pantry - I dream of pantries with rows of well-ordered jars, instead of the chaos of my cupboards, where I can never find anything, and things are so crammed in that jars topple out every time I open them. Sigh...one day!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

A pantry with slate shelves !
I remember coming across one , while househunting in Hampshire a lifetime ago , and deciding to move in immediately .The fact that the house was totally unsuitable , in the wrong area and too small was forgotten in my longing for such a beautiful housewifely luxury .
I still wish we'd bought it !

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