Z is for Zipping Up The Alphabet
I've been asked a few times now if I'd ever build from scratch again, and I guess my answer is it depends on the day you ask. Today I'd probably say no, because right now it feels like it's taking an absolute forever. Honestly the progress feels so slow, and while I know the end result will be lovely I mostly find the process frustrating. Building a home from the ground up is a huge project and you're kind of the project manager, except not really. Yes you make most of the decisions and of course you foot the bill, but someone else actually manages the calendar.
Hubs and I go out to the lot every week and take note of all that has occurred in a few days time. Always there's been something added which is exciting, but y'all there is still SO MUCH that needs to be done.
I look at the build and think WOW! we've got a lot done! That thought is usually followed by a lengthy mental list of all that remains to be done, and then I look around for a paper bag to breathe into-ha!
I think I'll revisit this question in six months time and see how it all looks from there. In six months time we'll have been living in the house for a bit. Note to those of you considering construction: builders do not want to give you a fixed end date because a zillion things can delay and disrupt the calendar plan. I understand that, but ugh! We'll be in sometime end of summer. How's that for precise?
We will be in eventually though, so if you ask me this question in six months time I might say absolutely, let's do it again. In six months time we'll be living with the end result of all the decisions we're making now. The waiting waiting waiting will be just a fuzzy memory.
In six months time we'll be sipping morning coffee on the deck. Not only that, but we'll be sipping from mugs that are ours. Everything we own will finally be out of storage and sitting comfortably in the new space. Also....hard as it is to fathom right now, in six months time I'll be thinking about cooking Thanksgiving dinner in my brand new kitchen (yes! Thanksgiving is just six months from now people!).
Sometimes I forget we still have to move. I know that seems like a hard thing to forget, but I've been living with rental furniture for so long now I
But you know what? In six months time that will also be a done deal.
And like my house I'm a slow work in progress.