I‘ve been home from the ranch for a day and starting to decompress. I feel so blessed to have a place to leave all the renovation for a time and live in a nice put tother home. Seriously, we can really take a refrigerator for granted.
Our last visit was all about finishing up all the demolition and getting everything ready for the floor installation. All the walls have been closed up and everything is out of the house. However, as soon as we got home our floor guy texted me that our floor glue would be an additional 3,000.00. Well, we don’t have an extra 3,000.00 right now, because we had a little surprise with our heater failing and had to replace the entire unit, ducting and all.
So, here we are with a living room full of boxes of wood flooring. I immediately felt terrible and deeply disappointed. Now, I’m one of those people who scrambles to find the good things in the bad. I really need to hunt for peace and resolve in order to proceed. When I can’t find that, I am not very good. That’s just how I roll. Anyway, I quickly started thinking about how stressed I was that I was unable to complete a few things before the floors went in. I wanted to paint all of the cabinets and ceilings and walls of the house. I need to complete a couple of feature walls, and I have some tile work to do. I was really worried about it when I fled the house on Thursday night.
And when I say fled, I literally mean that. I was scraping the floors and pulling the last of the carpet an hour before we drove home.
So, now that we can’t install the floors for a while, I have this wonderful time to get everything else done that I was unable to finish before. I’m suddenly filled with total peace and relief! Now, I’m just really excited to get in there and get going on all the fabulous design work.
So, this week something went bad, a huge bump in the road. But, now I’m really thankful for the bump because it took a 1,000 pounds off my shoulders and freed me up to complete things in a much better timeline. Sometimes, road bumps rock.