Even the dogs have had enough!
I just came to the realization that our home remodel and addition project has been a lot like the aging process: The longer both go on the more things that I used to be able to do that I no longer can do, everything is more of a challenge, costs soar, it’s harder to get around, and everything takes longer than expected.
Seventeen months and counting. 20% over budget and 42% past deadline.
All of that said, I’m grateful to still be able to age and to improve our home. I’m well aware that many can do neither. We’re blessed.
After living with my clothes in boxes that have been moved many times since the project started, today for the first time I was able to put something away that is likely to stay where it is. I put a whole drawerful of clothes in a bureau. It was only one drawer and the bureau is still going to be moved multiple additional times before the project is done, but the clothes in that drawer won’t need to be transferred again. It felt like a major milestone had been reached. I heard choirs of angels singing and triumphant trumpets blaring as I celebrated the moment. Sometimes the small things in life can feel huge.