Why, you may ask, why on earth would Spurs Fan be happy to be going back to work? After a summer of some warmth, some sunshine, plenty of August showers and caravan fun, and many weeks spent in the company of his beloved, why, why, would he be glad to get away?
Some households spread the bits and bobs of household jobs throughout the year. Not us. With football and dancing and coaching and taxiing and homework and school work, our jobs all get lumped together during the summer holidays.
Painting the front wall,
all the window sills,
the back fence,
Girl 2’s bedroom,
the dining room.
Clearing out the garage,
and the roof space.
Getting on first name terms with the men at the recycling centre.
Moving furniture and all the stuff (who had the clever idea of buying a proper, heavy table some years ago? It’s heavy!) for the new carpet in the dining room, stairs and landing.
Moving and sorting and packing for the painter to deal with the kitchen (including units), bathroom, hall stairs and landing, and Girl1’s room.
Trailing round bed shops to trial a new mattress.
Losing the will to get up off a mattress and keep on going to the next job.
It’s no wonder the man went skipping out the door this morning at 7.30- he’s glad to escape.
Happy new school year, teacher buddies. I’ll send you the kiddies as soon as I can.