Thursday, October 14, 2010

Working Around our House

Things I've been up to the past few weeks:
  • moving furniture
  • relocating every book we own, which is no small feat)
  • organizing files
  • painting bookshelves
  • painting (and repainting...and repainting) walls
  • coming up with new solutions when my original plans don't work
  • mixing my own paint
  • figuring out how to function in chaos
  • making many trips to the hardware store
  • having only occasional mini-breakdowns
Things I've learned:
  • I like painting.
  • Even so, paint colors, like potential partners, should be fully vetted before making a long-term commitment.
  • Improvising is good.
  • Testing things out is even better.
  • Purposeful work pays off.
Hooray for a home on the up and up! All I can say is "amen" to the quote that kept me going....

"Only through labor do bodies become stronger, homes more attractive,
families more tightly knit and lives more robust."
- Gordon B. Hinkley,
(paraphrased from this book.)



Terriaw said...

Love that quote! Sounds like you are quite ambitious these days with all this work. It will definitely be worth all the sweat and effort.

Jessica said...

I'm glad your home is taking shape~ but as for this part "•figuring out how to function in chaos" i'd really like to hear your wisdom. i'm not doing too well with this today..
(so far i'm coping by playing loud music and dancing around my sewing room. but that's not really "functioning"-- more like escaping..)

J.B. said...

Amen! I'd better get this body laboring, then. ;) I can't wait to see your fun house.

wv: rerob - v: the repetitive action of taking stuff from people not smart enough to ever lock their doors.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

you hard little worker! glad I got to pull you away for a bit to see some fab quilts! and lunch too! whoohoo! have fun back home!