One of the boys walked by and saw me studying my little tower of samples. He asked, "Is this what you do everyday now that you're building a house?" I said, "Yes, pretty much! This is my full-time job these days!" And much to my surprise, this 17 year old said to me, "That's so cool... it's like art!" Do you know how much I loved this simple, but true, statement? It made me view my house building project as a creative challenge! I love the way this kid inspired me!
Here are a few of the decisions I've been having to make lately:
Who knew picking a roof color was so tricky? (And, no, I didn't choose the bright green one!) It's amazing how you see these little sample boards and they look one way, in an office that has fluorescent lighting, and look totally different on an actual house! This has all been a great learning experience for me.
Although I have many, many more decisions to make, we are actually enjoying the process. I'm not saying it's easy or that we have all the answers, but it's a fun journey to be on! It's also kind of cute when my hardworking husband calls me between important client meetings and says, "Hey, Babe! Let's talk windows for a minute...!" :)
Here's our progress so far. Keep in mind that it's slow-go with wintertime building, but it's exciting to be getting started!
They're starting to dig our basement. (If I look closely and squint, I think I see what will be my storm room!)
Forms, and basement was poured the next week!
I know this doesn't look like much to you guys, but the progress, and the story these pictures tell, is priceless to me. One day it's going to be so fun to look back on these photos. (Preferably when I'm sitting back in my new house, all unpacked and organized, and thinking to myself, "Yay, we did it!!")
I hope this blog post inspires you to view daily projects or chores in your own life more like creative challenges. You instantly gain a new perspective and you actually enjoy the process. Thanks W.M. for making me realize this!