Friday, July 31, 2020

Real Life Friday

(One section of) My Living Room 

I've survived the first section of my building's gas line reconnection project. The workmen did a great, i.e., very neat, job of opening the walls for the pipes to be reconnected, or if necessary replaced. This opening in the living room is for my next door neighbor's pipes and one in the bedroom is for my pipes. The next step is a visit from the plumber sometime in the next few weeks. 

When the work in all the apartments has been completed, Con Edison (our utilities provider) and then the New York City Buildings Department will be here to inspect what's been done. After we pass inspection the walls will be sealed up again and repainted. Then I can move the furniture back, rehang paintings and make some order out of the chaos that is not in the picture.

I'm continuing to go through my books and happily have already sold two books out of the forty or so that I've listed. My goal is to make sure that when this project is over I don't have any random stacks of books and everything fits back in my existing bookshelves. Though there may be space to accumulate new books, and I'm sure new books will find their way here, I',m going to use the library and enjoy what I already own. I've (re)discovered dozens of books that I've been "meaning" to read and that's my goal.

I had a wonderful walk in the park this morning and took photographs for this week's Pink Saturday fun. Looking forward to sharing them with you in the first Pink Saturday of August. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and take care. Stay well and keep cool!

14 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your couch, chair? Looks like it is so pretty! What a long process this is, but the benefits of going thru all your books etc. will be great!

Laurel Wood said...

I'm thankful the workers were careful. I look forward to your pink Sat. photos. Have a good evening.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

This is a lot to put up with but you have a good attitude about it. I am sure you will like the improvement when it is all over.

Nellie said...

Oh, my! This is just like moving! Hoping for a quick conclusion to this improvement!

Terra said...

Well we knew this was going to be a BIG project, and when one entity needs to coordinate with another and then another, it does not bear thinking about. The end result will be an improvement, I assume. Good for you for selling a couple books. You sound so calm, bless you.

Dorothy In PA said...

How wonderful that the first part of the project has been completed. It sounds like you will be using this as an opportunity to do some organizing. It is great that your books have found a new home.

Karen said...

I AM GLAD YOU CAN WALK AT THE PARK AND ENJOY THESE SUMMER DAYS. I HAVE BEEN WALKING EARLY EACH DAY TO BEAT THE HEAT. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

TARYTERRE said...

sounds like quite a project. i hope it wraps up soon, so you can get back to normal. where are you selling your books? i must have missed that in one of your previous posts.

Theresa said...

One more step to getting the gas back flowing. I know you will breath a sigh of relief when it's all done, the books are returned to the shelves and the paintings are back on the wall... sigh! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh my that is a lengthy project waiting for all the inspections and such. Sound like you will have plenty of time to go through you books before everything is put back together. I got out for walk yesterday and it felt good. Hope you have a super Saturday. Looks like rain here.

Chatty Crone said...

Wow what a big job and long. I know if anyone can do it - it's you!

Deanna Rabe said...

I’m glad progress is being made on your gas line issues in your building! Hopefully it all continues to move quickly now!

Edna B said...

This really has been (and is) a really long project putting in all these new lines. I do hope it gets finished soon. I would be going nuts with all the chaos. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Susie said...

Carol, I am so glad the workmen did a good job. I hope this is a one time thing. You will have a nice clean apartment when it is done. Blessings, xoxo, Stay safe, Susie