Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

20 Mar

I love the Hub; I do.  Remember that if you ever hear he was found buried in a blue recycling bin left abandoned off the M6.

This was my lounge last April.  Note the space in the corners.  The other end was just as clear.  I took the photograph because I knew I would need the memory to cling on to.

I am too embarrassed to show it as it is right now, but here’s an equivalent picture:

The Hub has promised to buy a shed this year so that I can have the house back.

Watch this space.

42 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast”

  1. laurieanichols March 20, 2012 at 14:00 #

    I love your lounge area, it is lovely. I love my hubby, really I do as well, but I think that I was venting over housework because he complains that the house isn’t immaculate and a pigsty when he is the source of said mess. I was getting out the vitriol because I am cleaning for his homecoming and he will probably complain anyway. He likes to complain. Your lounge area is so cozy and the couches are so inviting. The two photos are an excellent example in contrast.


    • The Laughing Housewife March 21, 2012 at 08:24 #

      Thanks. Don’t let your husband get away with blaming you if it’s his fault. That way domestic tyranthood lies 🙂


      • laurieanichols March 21, 2012 at 15:03 #

        When he came home he did compliment the cleanliness of the house, he did complain about one thing and realized it, moments later, asking “did I just complain moments after getting home?” That’s the hubby for you, gotta love him.


  2. justbetweencousins March 20, 2012 at 14:01 #

    Love your flair! As I glanced around I see a few topsy strewn across the floor…now if my dog would just learn to pick up behind herself I would be fine.
    Peach State


  3. adinparadise March 20, 2012 at 14:02 #

    Hehehe. I’m sure you have be exaggerating, Tilly. Please say you are. 😉


  4. vivinfrance March 20, 2012 at 14:09 #

    You were both very tidy when you stayed here! Are you sure you trained him right?


  5. Al March 20, 2012 at 14:33 #

    If I were you,I would immediately apply to appear on the reality show “Hoarders.” It could be your chance to be “discovered.”


    • The Laughing Housewife March 21, 2012 at 08:29 #

      Fortunately, he’s not yet that bad. I am allowed to chuck out/give away/sell stuff from time to time – usually when my patience has gone and he knows it’s the stuff or me. So far, he’s chosen me; one day he may not 😉


  6. earlybird March 20, 2012 at 14:48 #

    Yes… I was wondering about a spot of re-training, perhaps?


  7. McGuffyAnn@McGuffy's Reader March 20, 2012 at 16:06 #

    *LOL* You make my day! Thanks!


  8. gigihawaii March 20, 2012 at 16:10 #

    Oh my, you can’t be serious! Lol.


  9. Gobetween March 20, 2012 at 16:28 #

    Let’s face it they don’t build houses for people with hobbies or pets. Never enough room – be gentle with him.


  10. Pseu March 20, 2012 at 16:35 #

    When’s his birthday? A shed would be a lovely present 🙂


    • The Laughing Housewife March 21, 2012 at 08:32 #

      Thinking outside the box – I like it! But can I wait until October? Will my walls take the strain?


      • Pseu March 21, 2012 at 09:25 #

        So you have ‘freecycle’ in your area? I sometimes see such things being given away for free…. then he could have it as an Easter present 🙂


        • Pseu March 21, 2012 at 09:26 #

          ‘so’ should be ‘do’


        • Tilly Bud March 21, 2012 at 10:51 #

          We do; and I’ve seen sheds offered before.


  11. Hattie March 20, 2012 at 18:25 #

    Rejoice! Who wants to live with sterile perfection anyway? When you are old and cranky you will have lovely surroundings again and you will miss the mess.


    • The Laughing Housewife March 21, 2012 at 08:33 #

      Nope. Can’t ever imagine me missing mess. I like order. Even as a child I voluntarily tidied my room.


  12. xtrekki March 20, 2012 at 18:25 #

    A bit like our own. (Which I would be similarly embarrassed to photograph!) We could singlehandedly stock the local car boot sale for the next six months. But it starts so dreadfully early…


  13. ayasonice March 20, 2012 at 20:45 #

    You gave me some smiles here. I’d cling on to that memory too… it was a nice space! 🙂


  14. kateshrewsday March 20, 2012 at 22:14 #

    I think a shed sounds an excellent idea. It’s a lovely lounge 🙂


  15. klrs09 March 21, 2012 at 01:02 #

    I feel your pain — I think it’s a man thing — marking their territory or some such nonsense. Me and my ‘hubby’ have had many a good argument about the state of our living room. He’s much better now, though I do have to keep at him to pick up his crap. You have a lovely room; you’ll see it again one day, I’m sure.


    • The Laughing Housewife March 21, 2012 at 08:39 #

      I’ll try to cling onto that dream 🙂

      They don’t mind it so much because they don’t clean it.


  16. Aspergers Girls March 21, 2012 at 17:55 #

    You are sooo very clever and such a joy!


    • Tilly Bud March 22, 2012 at 11:54 #

      You are so very nice to say so. Thank you 🙂


  17. eof737 March 23, 2012 at 04:04 #

    I hope he does it real soon… You did have a beautiful lounge. 😦


  18. adinparadise May 27, 2012 at 10:25 #

    I remember this. 😉 Good one for the theme.



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