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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Random things we have learned from construction

- Our family uses spoons more than any other utensil.
- The kitchen really is THE MOST IMPORTANT room in the house.
- One of us is a lot more of a perfectionist than is the other. (I tend to think it's because one of us grew up with a dad who is a handyman and fixed things himself -- which means imperfect is okay, whereas the other grew up with a dad who hired professionals -- and therefore could insist the job be done perfectly since you're paying a professional to do it. I'll let you guess which of us is which. :)
- When your house is in chaos, your life feels in chaos.
- Additions are hard on marriages!
- Sweat equity can be a little overwhelming.
- All "professionals" are not professional.
- Having a really sore throat (possibly strep?) is not enough to stop this chica from working hard.
- Vacation days are a huge blessing when there are things that need to be done. And having a boss who understands and gives time off with minimal notice is awesome.
- Fast food is rarely good, and it gets worse the more you have to eat it.
- Exhaustion makes you very emotional -- to the point you'll cry over the smallest thing (like not being able to find where you put your water bottle).
- Our friends, neighbors and family are so generous to offer anything they can to help. We've borrowed things from probably 10 different people to get various jobs done, and many of them were offered to us before we even asked.
- We would have died doing this addition without my dad's knowledge and help.
- I LOVE having a Sabbath day of rest! Otherwise we wouldn't have had a day off in more than a week. In our religion we believe in not working and not doing anything else that would require someone else to work (shopping, eating out, etc.), so last Sunday we were able to go to church and just relax without feeling guilty, and we'll do it again tomorrow (phew!).


Theresa C said...

It sounds like it's been pretty crazy around your house! Hang in there, Denise. Your home is going to have more spaces to fill with joy and laughter when it's all done. :)

the Rowleys said...

I'm sorry, but remember it will all be worth it in the end!

Dashley said...

Good lessons learned I'd say. And the most important thing- you are hanging in there! I can't wait to see the addition on your house!