Monday, July 28, 2008

Another day, another project, Welcome to the Bliss Home!

Being married to a contractor is a true test of patience. What little I had when we first moved to our home has grown tremendously as we have been working on our house the ENTIRE 8 years we have lived here. There is always a project in some form or another. Now I can’t place the blame on Mike alone. Many times he has had to wait on me to finalize paint color, or pick the towel bars, etc.

Last year I finally put my foot down, NO MORE projects were to be started. None! No matter how badly I may want to change something in the house I have purposely kept my mouth shut for fear of a new project springing up before another was finished.

Currently, the siding project started in May of 2007 (yes 2007!) has yet to be completed and my house is three different colors. I’m somewhat OK with this because we haven’t started anything else and I know that this would be the next project completed… that is until Mike smelled something peculiar in our hall bathroom a couple of days ago. MOLD! Yuck!

Now it looks like this:

I cried when he said he was going to have to tear out the vanity because the last time he had to “just” tear-out something in a bathroom we ended up with an entire new bathroom (which I LOVE now that it’s done two years later), new air conditioning unit, all new ducting, new windows on the front of the house, and new siding around those new windows… you know, the siding that has not made it around the rest of my house.

Although I may sound like a complainer, I’m trying really hard not to be. I’m just weary of having a house in disarray. I know Mike works really relentlessly everyday to provide for our family and he makes it possible for me to be home with the girls. I am so thankful for his creative talent when it comes to building, his dedication to his craft, and his unending commitment to our family.

Now I have to post a picture of my other bathroom now that it is finished, lest you think I’m not thankful. I’m going to look at this picture anytime I feel a loss of patience, because when the hall bathroom is complete it will be beautiful and exactly how I always wanted it to be!