Free paint job!

We’ve been having some renovation going on in our hutong (the alley where we live) the past few weeks. They were cleaning, redoing the walls, repainting some doors, a needed cleanup if you ask me. And I was wondering whether that was a few of our neighbors who got together and hired a construction company to do it (and save cost) or whether it was the government being kind enough to care about how we feel when going back home.

Well I got my answer last night when I got back home and had a free paint job on my front door and my window frames. Unfortunately they didn’t tell us at all, so the windows who used to be a nice green are now brown in color and the door having been painted while closed has of course the old paint all around the frame inside. Oh, and yes, they also painted the door handle! Hard to complain though, don’t you think?