My buddy asked me how the house renovation project was going and I responded quickly without thinking: “It’s going good” I said.
Then I thought about it more.
“Welllllll, good probably isn’t the right word there.” It’s “going”, that is for sure, but I don’t know where just yet.
Thinking about it reminded me of this graphic from Austin Kleon:
We are about at this point right now:
Here are some recent pics of the “progress”:
Basically, other than gutting the whole place and doing lots of drawings, measurements, picking things, ordering things, and pointing at things, nothing is coming together yet to make this feel like a place we will eventually live in. The place is a shell, and there are major concerns over how we are going to get a new electrical supply in the front of the house as no one seems to know where the power cable is coming from, not to mention the omnipresent-but-now-much-more-real concerns over the budget and timeline.
We knew it would be hard, and now we know what that feels like. We’re 66 days now from what I estimated would be (am praying is) the day we’ll be back in the house. 🤞🏼
I’ll close this by looking at the bright side though: the project is at least “going”, it could be a lot worse, and at least we have donuts!