Alhamdhulilah. Thankful for these that came our way. But two weeks after we were told of the dates that our house would be renovated, I was very anxious. Because the lil catch was this - that we would not be able to use both our bathrooms. They would fix mobile ones below our flats and one in our place in the evenings till the next morning - this was optional though.
The men in my family had no issues with this - Dad, AZ and Brother. But Mum and I couldn't fathom the idea of having to walk down with our headcovers throughout the day.
Trust me, I felt really, really anxious. We then decided to stay over at her friend's place near our home for the 10 days of renovation. Proximity to work and all that really mattered to us.
The day came, and the first day of works left our house in something we didn't, or at least, I didn't quite imagine.
The brown covers were left on till the end of 10 days. The first day I returned from work, Mum had already decided not to stay at her friend's place. She was game enough to use the washrooms below our place -- because they really were clean.
But AZ decided I wouldn't be able to manage. And insisted on getting me packing to Cousin Sister R's place. Her kids were already calling me up at work, all excited to have a guest with them. But at the end of the first day, I just didn't have the heart to leave! When the whole family was ready to endure the conveniences, I just didn't want to chicken out.
That was when I saw the beauty of Allah's works. We had neighbours - of course, people whom we have built a relationship with over time, one Chinese Christian family right opposite us and another beloved Hindhu family above us - who came to our doors to tell us we could pop in their homes anytime for using their showers. Alhamdhulilah.
The Christian sisters had just renovated their home some two years before, and so they opted out. Same went for the nuclear family that lived above us. We were really thankful to them, and we saw how fortunate we were to have such lovely neighbours.
May Allah bless these kind souls abundantly. Ameen.
Thank you, Ya Rabb, for blessing us with so much here. Alhamdhulilah. Alhamdhulilah.
|The finished look of one of our bathrooms. The 10 days were really worth the while.|