I have always suspected that the above expression was a load of hooey.
After all, I’d rather spend my time on the beach in Costa Rica than on the plane on the way there. Although I’m not a mom, I’m guessing holding a baby is more edifying that the swollen ankles and nausea of pregnancy and having gone back to school for interior design, I’d rather be standing here holding my diploma (figuratively…I don’t actually have any idea where the literal paper is) than cutting out foam core for hypothetical house models and driving two hours round trip to Cullowhee everyday.
What got me out on the wrong side of the bed today?
I’m ready to be DONE with this house!!!! We’re at the point where we’re ALMOST THERE, but every time I turn, I see a thousand things that still need to be done….it’s sort of the point in the house move when you want to start dumping whole drawers into boxes rather than wrapping everything individually in cellophane. Kidding really….I am not cutting corners during the final phases….y’all already know I’m not actually DOING anything – just telling other people what to do. I just wish they’d do it faster!
So…here are some progress shots of actual tile and cabinets going in! They are coming to refinish the wood floors on Monday so truly, measurable progress is taking place….just ignore my bitching and moaning.
View from back room - suffused with light and a man named Eddie who clearly thinks highly of himself.
Kitchen and Dale
More Kitchen More Dale
Looking through to back room…kitchen is on your right. There will be a raised bar on the wall where that tool belt is resting.
Blue pennyround tile in upstairs bathroom that is so cute I want to marry it. The tile, not the bathroom because that would be weird.
Big shower waiting for some snazzy tile work…you will see a guest starring appearance from the carrera subway tile that was such a hit at Starnes. Note marble tile on floor.
Nice sunny window beneath which to sit and ponder the mysteries of the universe….on a toilet.
OK folks….that’s all I have for you at this point.
And just to clarify….I get the whole metaphorical resonance of the “journey”….I embrace it and journal about it daily on my yoga mat while in lotus position. I’m just ready to get my St. Christopher statue and bury it upside down in the front yard under a “for sale” sign. Enough already!