My husband and I dated quickly, got married quicker, moved to Denver from Seattle even quicker, rushed through grad school, a coding boot camp, and found ourselves in Nebraska after my great grandmother’s death. We are both TYPE A, high strung mofos.
During these times, my brother and sister-in-law were in the throes of remodeling their house and I thought “me too!”
I, too, want my life to be one of no free time, utter exhaustion, and dust embedded in to every square inch of my clothing and soul. I want my life to contain only conversation regarding remodel logistics. I want to plateau in my career!!!!! I want to perform half-assly at my job because I am working another FULL TIME JOB FOR NO PAY AND INVOLVES PHYSICAL LABOR! I want to have no time to spend with friends/family (WHO EVEN ARE THEY?! unless of course they offer to help with anything….then COME ON OVER FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND ENEMIES. I LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!).
Even with great advice from wise people the temptation of remodeling still managed to pull me in.
It entices you with the photos of Joanna wearing THE PERFECT anthro/madewell outfit while DELICATELY tiptoeing through a construction site.
It entices you with CHIP’S SEASON 5 LONG HAIR.
It entices you with SUBWAY TILE and CHARCOAL GROAT and WHITE WALLS and HIGH CEILINGS (OH MY).
It tickles your fancies with the insta-perfect process of a couple giggling in flannels AND skinny jeans up against some 2 by 4’s in a gutted kitchen.
It drives your ambition with the ABILITY TO FLIP AN ENTIRE HOUSE IN ONE HOUR.
It convinces you that YOU TOO ARE A CARPENTER (never lifted a hammer in your life) AND YOU TOO ARE CREATIVE (failed high school art class) AND YOU TOO ARE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER (lol I love the Target home section).
Remodeling is the great temptation of today.
Ultimately, my husband and I moved to NE in August 2016. We bought my great grandmother’s house, found jobs, and lived in the house for four months before we started in on the remodel. Though, we had plenty of projects leading up to when we began in Jan. 2017.