Outside on the driveway hosing
murky windows, scrubbing them
with the yard broom I see
a flaw in my little flat chosen
for its low maintenance exterior
for my retirement. I want no
more maintenance and renovation.
Inside all is well papered and
painted. Outside brick walls and
metal window frames meet my
needs for a relaxed old age..
I hose dirt off the front door, the
back door, their steps and frames.
Alas paint flakes flow off also.
My low maintenance home sees
me at the paint shop buying paint,
brush, sandpaper, masking tape,
all for back and front doors.
I would watch out for this
pitfall when I next move house
but I am not moving house
again unless disaster strikes.
Previously posted March 2017