Ok, we don't really hate our house. We know how blessed we are to be able to build it. And I'm sure sometime in the near future I will be shouting from our brand new rooftop about how much I love our house. But today, yesterday, maybe tomorrow, we are in house-hating mode.
Building blows. Especially when you committed early on to doing a few things yourself. A "few" things, like painting for instance, is really like a thousand little time-consuming things grouped into a single, simple-sounding word. Building a house temporarily takes over your life. Like completely. Almost like a newborn does, but the house doesn't sleep so you don't ever get to use that whole, "sleep when the baby sleeps" mantra to catch some z's.
Tonight we had to cancel our plans to go to a wedding for Justin's cousin in Milwaukee. We were really, really looking forward to it. We had an overnight baby-sitter, and not only did we have the wedding to look forward to, but we were also going to try to squeeze in some quick visits with some friends we haven't seen in awhile. And we were going to spend the night at my BFF Kelly's and I was just so excited. Just the thought of getting out of town for a hot minute had been keeping us going for the last few weeks.
Then, as construction goes, things with the house started to get pushed back. We couldn't paint the week we needed to because the humidity wasn't allowing the plaster to dry. Things (trim and doors) didn't arrive when they were supposed to, etc. The list of possible hold ups during construction is endless. And let's not forget that I am due (to have a baby, people) in exactly one month from today. That is a seriously looming deadline...that can sneak up on us at any moment.
I should really put some pics up of the house, but since we hate it right now, I'll instead include a pic of a happier time when we did do fun things. And go to weddings. Awww....remember, Justin? We'll have fun again someday, I promise. And a house we love, to boot. Xo!