Monday, June 23, 2008

The end of an era

Helloooo, Our Shiputzim fans!

Before we get to this evening’s post, the Our Shiputzim management has asked me to convey their sincere appreciation of the loyal readers who continue to frequent – and, even more so, comment on - this site despite the relative lack of posts. Thank you.

And, now, here’s what’s happening:

Last week, YZG put the light bulbs in the upstairs bathroom mirror, as you can see here:


And here:


And also here:


Meanwhile, everyone finished emptying out the upstairs rooms.

Here’s ASG’s room all emptied out:


And here’s AMG’s room just about emptied out:


And so, the stage was all set for the kablan to make his final appearance…

{Cue: Dramatic music}

He arrived yesterday morning, and by the evening, the two rooms had been painted (including the various coats).

Here’s ASG’s room:


And here’s a close-up of the corner – now all patched up:


Here’s AMG’s room:


So that’s it for the kablan. And to make it all official, he came this morning, picked up all his stuff and walked off into the sunset bright morning light.

The kablan exits – stage left. The violins soar to a crescendo, and the audience rises to its collective feet in an outpouring of emotion…

Okay, fine… So that didn’t exactly happen… In fact, to be perfectly honest, the kablan isn’t completely finished yet either. For one thing, he’s going to come back in about a month to touch up the paint in the downstairs bathroom… And if you really must know, he’ll also be back to help YZG install some more lights in the attic… And I’m not even talking about the fact that we see the kablan all the time – due to the whole “he’s our neighbor” thing…

But, you have to admit, the poetic licence version was more interesting, no?

In any event, the Our Shiputzim editorial board – in their infinite wisdom (and profound modesty) – have ruled that we are now officially in the “post kablan era”. (No, there’s no nafka mina. I just needed a title for this post, and that was the only thing that came to mind. smile_nerd)

We should note that the end of the kablan era does not signify the end of the renovations. For instance, the carpenter’s blog debut is set - according to my sources – to occur some time in the coming days.

So please continue to watch this space for further developments, and don’t forget to leave a comment.

Good night from the entire Our Shiputzim staff.


  1. sniff sniff

    oh my goodness
    pass the handkerchief

  2. Don't you mean a näsduk or perhaps a vävnad might be more useful?

  3. "For instance, the carpenter’s blog debut is set - according to my sources – to occur some time in the coming days"
    What does the carpenter have to do?
    Also I was very touched by the emotional ending but the real ending is also fine.

  4. What does the carpenter have to do?
    If I tell you now, I'll have nothing to write about when he finally comes...

    but the real ending is also fine
    You take what you can get...


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