Surviving the Remodel…Again 

Word Prompt:Unravel
Day 1…I have to admit, I have been dreading the last phase of our remodeling project.  I have told Wifey that I will try to only verbalize positive or neutral feelings about the unraveling of our life.  Wifey is always positive, lives for each moment and never looks ahead.  I have made many improvements in this area, but I must admit,  living in the moment for me tends to be planning only one week at a time, instead of many.  Considering this, I think I am doing quite well. 

Over the past four years, we have been remodeling our home, one room at a time.  For a type A personality like myself, this process is a challenge.  I like a schedule.  I like to know what to expect.  I am a planner.  Ok, so I am a bit of an anal, control freak…at least I can admit it!  So, having everything I know begin to unravel before my eyes, can be a bit difficult.  But, believe it or not, I have relaxed over the years.  During these remodel projects, I find myself thinking/feeling one extreme or the other.  The following two phrases pretty much sum up my thoughts on any given moment…

The Positive

A Butterfly is the perfect example of how change can be beautiful!

The Not-So-Positive

NOTICE: Due to the current construction project, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice…

I find with these types of projects, the pre-planning tends to be worse than when the demolition actually begins.   It’s the unknown…  Yesterday morning, I woke up to a kitchen.  Three hours later, our kitchen was missing in action!

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Day 1 of kitchen remodel
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Once everything was removed, we discovered art from the original builder! Looks like they needed a sketch to remember where to put the microwave!
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By noon, this was all that was left of the desk…
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As we were looking at all of the new cabinets that were delivered to the garage, I noticed this bucket…”Let’s Do This”  I think I have my mantra for this project!

So my goal for this project…to embrace change gracefully!

I will strive to not personally become unraveled! Keep a watch out for more remodel updates to come!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You!

Roda

10 thoughts on “Surviving the Remodel…Again 

  1. Remodeling projects are always such a mess and the dust goes all over the house no matter how hard you try to keep it in one place. Even blocking the doorways with plastic those little particles find their way to each and every room. In the end, it is worth it because you can look at it and say this was the before and this is the after. I hope you took some before pics.

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    1. I have before pics from the past 20 years. Ha! I love to cook, so I’m excited about a new kitchen. It’s a good lesson to continue to practice learning to live in the moment!

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