Holidays & Home Projects - “Endeavor to Persevere”
Now I know there are countless numbers of “bad combinations” far worse than Holidays & Home Projects. Isn’t the merriment of the season and the scent of freshly baked pies, wafting cinnamon, crackling fires and the laughter of friends and family enough for us to embrace during the Holidays, why then do we combine the joys of the season with the agony, frustration, expectation & disappointment of Home Projects and remodeling. Much like added holiday pounds, diminishing savings accounts and sleeping on roll-a-way beds - we all blindly repeat these yearly rituals.
But lets face it, we can’t help wanting our Home to be the best reflection of ourselves and so a mad rush of “To Do” lists are finally completed.
For us, we have been out of the Home Projects game for quite awhile. A combination of getting Redgarage.net up and running took a lot of our effort and attention and then there was the promise to our son, that during his remaining years at high school, we would not shock him with any more holes in the floors, the plumbing or electrical being shut off, rooms being taped off or a constant cloud of dust and dirt. See, to his credit - our son had already endured 14 years of Home Projects and did not escape with just the inconvenience of chaos and dirt, no he was right in there with us and in some cases the only one to handle certain projects due to his size and nimbleness. We felt it was the least we could do, to offer him a sanctuary allowing him to keep his eye on the bigger picture of moving up and on to his own journey.
So with our lad away at school, why pick the week before Thanksgiving to address the long list of “Fix-its” - insanity rings a bell. But instead of dwelling on the negative, we push forward. Not even the arrival of in-laws deterred the progress, on the contrary - projects were doled out, thanks Mom & Dad. Now more than knee deep into the project our butlers pantry has been removed and we are living out of a single meager cupboard and drawer.
The goal of course is to attack in stages, so not too much is interrupted.... and to try and wrap things up before the arrival of our son on his Winter Break.
Stay tuned, I do not foresee us reaching either one....