You know how it is. You’re excited to move in a new place, still you notice LITTLE things that bug you A LOT, and you swear in a couple weeks, okay, maybe a month, you’ll have them whipped into shape.
WHY, you ask yourself, would ANYONE live with, for example, that wallpaper? Outdated? Ha, that doesn’t begin to describe it. You dare say downright repulsive is more like it.
Now, hypothetically, let’s imagine the above scene taking place in, oh, 2006. In the fall.
Summer 2007: well, the AC needs work, and new deck furniture would be nice so you can enjoy your beautiful backyard.
2008: election year and you need to vote.
2009: who can remember.
2010: the house exterior could use a fresh coat of paint, and lord knows, you have to keep up with the Joneses.
Spring 2011: YOU CAN STAND IT NOMORE! You are out of control. You sponge bathe at the kitchen sink because you can’t bring yourself to enter either bathroom. The service station down the street refuses you the restroom key even when you argue there’s no sign limiting number of uses by one individual, or family.
So the transformation of both rooms is sanctioned. It’s the best of times; it's the worst of times.
You and your sister spend amazing time together and have funny new stories in your repertoire. The rooms look amazing, and really, the worst of it? You have a little less money in your bank account, and there’s only that one associate at Home Depot who issued a restraining order.
That’s blog for another day…