Friday, March 9, 2018

Groundhog Day!

Yes, I know it is March. This little story happened right smack dab in the middle of February. However, I did promise to keep you posted on how things were going. If I did not know better, I would swear Jack just wanted me over his knee, bared, in the light of day!

Have you ever had one of those vacations when one day blends into the next? Time seems to simply stand still as each day's rhythm smoothly turns into the next day. It is a wonderful experience if you are on vacation. My Groundhog Day story did not occur on that silly second day of February, but if you know the old movie, you can appreciate my story. In the movie, time stands still and each day repeats the day before. Here is our Groundhog Day experience as the renovation continued. 

Regarding our renovation, that groundhog day feeling is crazy. We had an early crew arriving each morning at 7 am. Good grief! Held captive, one of us had to be home with so much going on. The days simply evaporated. The workers left about 6 pm. Yes, everyone went to lunch, but they took turns doing that. Why so late you ask? They were meticulous and careful, precise and ever punctual.

We were never ever alone until it was time to make dinner, go to bed and get up to do it all over again the next day. When one of the workers suggested finishing his portion of work on Saturday, I almost cried. Yes, I want this project all finished, but I want back our privacy and our home. Each evening when the day's work was completed, I just wanted to go to bed because I knew it would start up all over again in the morning.These workers were very sweet and very careful in all they did. However, our home is still turned on its ear and ttwd seemed suspended in the outer universe. Things were not smooth for Jack and me, but there was no privacy and no energy to take care of things once we were alone. We were pooped and the days continued much like in the movie Groundhog Day. The same day over and over again, no variation, no change, no whatever. There was always someone there. We even had a few sharp words as couples do forgetting there were workers right there. 

Finally, the workers left us on a Saturday at noon. Jack marveled that it was daylight; our home was quiet; we were home alone; we had newfound energy. Quite suddenly, he turned to me astonished. He reached down taking my hand and marched me to the guest room. He bared me and put me over his knee and started a spanking for the ages. I am not sure why, but I do know we had gone quite a while with no hope for what ttwd often takes........ time, energy and sweet aftercare. He made up for lost time and lost days. My bottom was toasted and I was brought up into his arms for a talk only to have him put me back over for more toasting.  

No more Groundhog Day. The renovation is almost complete and it is beautiful and worthy of all the frustration. I so wish photos could be shared. 



  1. Hi Meredith, I bet jack was counting down the minutes to that worker free zone!
    love Jan, xx

  2. Hi Meredith, I'm so glad the renovations are almost complete and that you have the house back to yourselves. I bet Jack had itchy palms too! lol


  3. Jack didn’t waste any time once you had the house to yourselves! I’m sure you were happy about that, a long time without a spanking can be disconcerting. Glad you’ll soon be able to enjoy the renovations.
    Rosie xx

  4. In true ttwd fashion Jack just couldn’t wait to have you all to himself. Hopefully the next toasting is with two glasses of wine to celebrate the completion of this project.
    Good to read that reliving the same day over and over has brought beautiful results to your home, but it is always wonderful to get back to your own kind of ‘normal’.

  5. Happy to hear the reno is turning out to be what you want...Jack was suffering from itching palm symptoms...only one way to relieve it...
    hugs abby

  6. I'm happy for you, Mere! ... a new beautiful bathroom reno almost done and your spanky man back, all to yourself .... nj ... xx

  7. Good to hear your renovations are complete and Jack could satisfy his itchy palm.
    Hugs Lindy xx

  8. So glad that Jack stepped in as soon as he could. It shows he was definitely looking for the opportunity to reconnect.