Sunday, November 29, 2009

Optimist

I tend to be an optimist. Unfortunately.

When it comes to our house remodel, I'm afraid I've been a terrible optimist.

Me: "Sure, counter-top-installer, you can come to my house on November 13 to install our countertop. We should be done with the kitchen at least by then."

Reality: November 11 -- Here comes the truck to deliver the cabinets. November 12 -- Here is the cabinet-installer on the phone telling me he can't install my cabinets until December 4. "Um, counter-top-installer, I'll have to call you back...."

Me: "Today I'm going to clean my new house."

Reality: Yes, you will clean it. After you use a utility knife to hack away at all the blue tape you left on the walls far too long. And after you make a trip to the grocery store to buy cleaning supplies. And after you organize all the paint cans and carry them out to the garage. But first, spend twenty minutes hanging the bathroom mirror back up. And another twenty looking for the other bathroom mirror which is lost ...Then you may have several moments to begin cleaning.
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November 12:
Me: "Tomorrow I will paint a second coat in the bathroom."

November 19:
Me: "Tomorrow I will paint a second coat in the bathroom."

November 26:
Me: "Tomorrow I will paint a second coat in the bathroom."

Yesterday:
Me: "Forget it. It looks fine."
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November 12:
Me: "We're moving in next weekend."

November 19:
Me: "We're moving in next weekend."

November 26:
Me: "We're moving in next weekend."

Will someone please whack some reality into me with a crow bar?

3 comments:

  1. It would appear you're whacking yourself. We'll laugh with you, though, since we've all been there before!

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  2. You took on this project, so I say WOW! Brave and way to go. I wish you the best...I don't know if you have pictures on here (this is my first visit), but I'd love to see some!

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  3. Remodeling always takes longer than you think. And this is your first whack at it, so give yourself some grace and enjoy the newness of it all!

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