Remember our house renovation project? The one we thought would take four to six months? Yeah, it’s still ongoing. It’s been twenty months.
We just had the landscaping done and, aside from tiling the front porch, there isn’t anything else to do. Or more accurately stated, there isn’t anything else we’re going to try to do. So I think that means we are really, truly, actually, close…to something.
Parkinson’s Law, aka tasks take a long as you give them, applies to house projects, as does this:
“Be prepared: When you have 90% of a large project completed finishing the final details will take another 90%. Houses and films are famous for having two 90%s.” (Kevin Kelly, Excellent Advice for Living)
The renovation didn’t come out exactly like we envisioned, but it’s close. It’s…nice. I guess. It wasn’t worth it. In terms that any sane person would consider reasonable in the universe we humans exist, this project was a disaster. But maybe in some alternate reality…
Anyway, we’re done now. Chapter nearly closed.