UncategorizedYou Can't Be Serious May 20, 2013So, our contractor told us this morning that he will be done with EVERYTHING next Friday. What?! I know things have been moving along, but he’s seriously telling me that the addition and everything will be done next Friday???? My reaction was excited, doubtful, and really just sheer disbelief. But he’s good and he works fast. But what that also means is that all decisions have to be finalized NOW on everything else he’ll do. Most of this we know, but haven’t really been thinking about because we’ve been focused on the kitchen, bookshelves, and other things you don’t really see the effects of….electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. I last posted addition progress here. This post was saying we broke ground and now I’m telling you it’ll be finished next week. It’s moved fast, people. Now, it has sheet rocked walls (I’ll snap some pictures to share tomorrow) and our contractor is working on laying hardwoods, trim, and painting this week. Next week will be bathroom tile and other odds and ends. I’ll be posting our inspiration for all of this really soon! Of course there will still be a lot to finish that we’re doing ourselves. Namely, the pretty things. But I am in disbelief that in two weeks, we’ll be down to the pretty things and the fun things. That’s what I’ve been longing for this whole time and it’s nearly here! As I look back over this renovation season for us, I have very mixed emotions. There have been really rough days, triumphs, exciting things, sadness, rough patches, I could go on and on. But the only real word that comes to mind is storm. This season has truly tested us, but it’s also made us more grounded. It’s readjusted our perspectives. It’s made us closer and realize that good marriages take work and fighting for each other. Life is busy. Life is hard. Obstacles get in our way and we have to fight through it. Granted, we chose this storm and still feel like it was the right thing for where it’s taken us and what it means for our future, but choosing it doesn’t make it easier to go through. But looking back, I’m thankful for the rain and lightning and thunder that really defined this season. It’s brought us to a deeper, stronger place. The storm isn’t quite over. The next two weeks are packed, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A light filled with decorating, DIY, entertaining, rest, relaxation, and magical summer evenings. I’m so unbelievably excited to very soon have the time and energy for what I really love and of course, sharing it with all of you!