Is it the day you get the keys? Move in day? Two months in? Somewhere in between? I’m not sure I have the answer, but I think we’re there.
There is so much left to do. I’m not talking decorating people. I’m talking we don’t have mirrors up in the bathrooms! (We’ve been here since the end of January). Up until a week or two ago, we had exposed plumbing pipes in the entry way from the upstairs bathroom. And do you know what? After a while, I really didn’t even notice! These things, these eye sores, these “un-dones”. They’re progress. They mean that we’ve come this far. We worked every night, every weekend, every spare minute on this place for 7 months. And now, it’s home. It will all get done. One day.
This place has been stripped bare and rebuilt entirely. All of it done by Zack and crew. And guess what? We’re dead last on the to-do list. So that punch list that happens when you buy a new home? That “walk through” you get to do with the contractor. Yea… not so much. That punch list is hanging on my fridge and that walk through is with my hubby and HE. IS. OVER. IT. And so am I. It will all get done. Eventually.
This whole experience is teaching me that EVERYTHING is a process. Good things take time. It will all come together. To be a home, it doesn’t have to be perfect. For me, it has to have a kitchen, a bed and my people.
Check. Check. And check.
(My husband and everyone who really knows me is dying laughing because I am a total (recovering) Type A and this can’t possibly be true). But it is true. I think this whole process has changed me… check back in a few months to be sure. 😉
Sooo… if you see me out and about and my hair looks crazy… just smooth it down, brush it for me, or ignore it. Whatever. Just know that I probably didn’t look at it before I left the house because I still don’t have a mirror!
Curious… what do you think makes a house a home?