So it’s lucky week 13! I know some people say the number 13 is bad luck, but for me it’s always been lucky. That and the numbers 3 and 7. Don’t ask me why I picked those numbers but ever since I was about 10 years old they’ve been my go to numbers and they’ve done me well over the years.
The purported history behind the unluckiness of that particular number and day (Friday 13th) is actually fairly interesting. There’s a few reasons why people believe the number became to be thought of as unlucky and they all have to do with tardy dinner guests. (I mean, that’s naturally where my mind goes!). Apparently Judas Iscariot was the 13th dinner guest to arrive at the Last Supper, he also happened to be the apostle that betrayed Jesus Christ. The same rings true in Norse mythology with Loki the God of Mischief (I’m guessing he was just running a little late, you know) also showed up as the 13th guest to a dinner held in Valhalla.
It’s also believed that King Philip IV of France ordered the Knights Templar to be arrested, tortured and killed on Friday October 13th, 1307. Now naturally none of these have been confirmed as being true but western civilization has taken this fear of the number 13 to such an extent that a lot of hotels, hospitals and office buildings don’t even have a “thirteenth floor”. And don’t even get me started on the number of restaurants that don’t allow you to book a table for 13 guests.
However you choose to look at it, the number thirteen has always been lucky for me so it’s a damn shame that nothing particularly auspicious has happened this week. It’s probably even worse that nothing has really happened with the build either. Well OK, stuff has happened, it’s just not happening fast enough for me. (Hmmm I think the Leo in me is starting to rear it’s head again!)
I did learn something this week though. That, shock horror, the building world apparently doesn’t move as fast as the Channel 9 hit, The Block does! I mean good gawd! Reality TV isn’t actually real? Since when!!
OK So it’s not quite that bad, the tilers will be out by the end of the week to start tiling the areas that don’t need waterproofing and then come out again next week to waterproof and tile some more. I really can’t wait to see my bathroom tiles on the walls, I’ve actually kind of forgotten what they look like!
On the up side so many of the little things have been done and we really are drawing to a close on the build. We now have quotes from painters and I now have to make the incredibly difficult decision of colour choices so the painters can actually do their thing. All of this while we start packing, keep the rental house “clean” for prospective tenants to come through and oh, did I mention the family wedding and holiday we’re going on? You know, just as key hand over should happen and we have to move out!
Ahhhh it’s all fun and games isn’t it. But that’s life and everyone knows I thrive on chaos and mayhem. It’s just what I do.
So now that I’ve filled your head with random trivia (you can thank me after you rock your next quiz night!) I’ll get to the actual build update. Here it is folks!
Well there we have it folks, another update done and dusted. I’m actually starting to get a bit saddened writing these, though having said that I have just spent most of last night packing, so the excitement does kick in from time to time.
Have a wonderful weekend, I know I certainly will.
See you all next week! Ciao for now xx