Holy cow, Andy!
I can not believe it has been so long since I have made a blog post!
I almost forgot my password!
Renovation is not all fun and design
It should be, but there are some phases of frustration. Especially, in a long six month going on seven, reno.
I tried to post, but my frustration always came through and the post would just end up sounding like the whiney, ungrateful rantings of a spoiled, impatient house-renovation-zilla. Who the heck wants to read that???
I like to think I have a patient happy, positive minded attitude. Not so much. I have been so impatient and so on edge, very stressed out and yes...even a little unhappy at times.
For a few months there, I was just plain angry and mean.
I know you are thinking, "Not YOU?!" "Yes, me"...head hanging in shame.
Instead of being grateful for some progress, no matter how little or how much, I would just get angry that we were not as far as I wanted us to be. I concentrated on the negative. Big mistake. I know that, but I could not shift my mindset. I was not able to be the positive, happy go lucky uplifting person I wanted to be. It was the pits.
But, somehow, things have changed a little.
I have started to remember not to take things so seriously. I remind myself that in the whole scheme of things, this is one little, unimportant part of this beautiful, short life. Really...compared to everything else that could go wrong, it is utterly unimportant.
The only really important things to me in this life are family, love, health and faith. Those are the things that matter. If we have those...well, we have everything.
Would I trade any one of those things to be sleeping in my own bed, in my own place right this minute? Nope, I sure wouldn't. Is it tough? Sure it is, but living without one of those things listed above would be tougher.
Thankfully...things are better.
That feeling of impatience is still there, but I am doing a better job of coping. We will be able to move in soon. VERY soon (read as three weeks or so. I know, I said that three weeks ago, but...).
So, I guess what I am trying to say is...I'm back. Yee haw!
We have lots of pictures to show you. Woo Hoo!
I hope you haven't given up on us during our little impromptu "summer break".
I also hope nobody in blog land has had to deal with circumstances out of their control. Although, most of you probably have...such is life. I guess I should say, I hope it hasn't affected your happy demeanor, like it has mine. Remember...concentrate on the good and it will beget more! I know, I know, sometimes it's easier said than done.
Here is one that is more easily done: