In the morning you have to raise the shutters by 7:00am to 7:30am. Otherwise you have committed a German social sin and the neighbors will begin to think that you are lazy and sleep until noon. (My solution is to raise them before you go to bed at night, and then I can be lazy all I want and the neighbors do not have to know.)
Anyway, our big 'ol house has a lot of big 'ol shutters. Every morning I make the rounds. I start in the living room. As I go from window to window, I also turn down the heaters (or up depending on the weather). I move on to the hall / entrance way, my office, then the dining room and finally the kitchen. Along the way I pick things up or put them away. Sometimes I might even carry around my water can and freshen up the plants. The rounds can take up to 15 minutes, depending on the hurry I am in.
Like I mentioned before, the dining room is BEAU-TI-FUL. All it needs is for me to get frames for my art deco posters and then it is finished.
In answer to a few questions:
The sofa and chairs are almost 20 years old. They were handed down to us by the in-laws when we got married 2 1/2 years ago and could not afford furniture. I did not like the how worn they looked, so I threw some sofa and chair covers over them. We can now afford furniture, but the furniture store that I ordered it from in OCTOBER is holding it hostage.
I have no idea why they built a house that does not have stairs into the basement.
No, I still don't have Internet at the house, but the Telekom "says" that it will be installed today.
What do you all think about grey bathmats in the Green bathroom?