Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Construction Zone Living

So, for the last three weeks, in the new house, we live with the sights, sounds and smells of construction. To say I am flustered is an understatement. You see, I know these things need to get done. We need two more bedrooms in the basement. Which means we need an egress window in the basement. We need another bathroom in the basement. We needed to turn the front living room (which real people never really use anyways) into our master bedroom. We are making the house fit our family, which is great.

And I know it's a blessing that we are able to do this. And a blessing that our contractor is a Christian, honest and reliable and a friend. I get all of that. I really do. But coming home from work to nail guns and saws and dust is making me a little crazy.

Also, the boxes.........oh the boxes. We cannot unpack everything because no one is in their right bedrooms yet. Every time I go downstairs, I face the boxes. The boxes are mocking me. They laugh at me behind my back, I am sure of it. Plus, when I need something, I must go a digging. Not fun.

So, I will keep trying to be positive and they will keep on building. Hopefully, by March we will all be settled. If you know this won't be true, LIE TO ME.

God bless you and yours.

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Hi. I happened to stumble across your blog and just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading it. I can relate to how difficult it is to live in a construction zone. Two Christmases ago my husband decided that 10 days before Christmas would be a good time to remodel the bathroom. I thought I'd lose what was left of my mind. When you're in the midst it you think you'll never see the end, but it will get done. I still smile every time I go in my new bathroom (and at my age that's frequently!)It will all be worth it and the satisfaction of a job well done will feel wonderful. God bless!