Here We Go Again. Maybe. Or Not?

We have the possibility of some fairly major home improvement projects to tackle in the next year. It's been six years since we built our house, and we learned a lot in the year it took to get it done. We learned a little bit about patience, and how to make your marriage survive in the midst of a building project of that proportion, and a little more about patience, and stress management, and of course, patience.

We were told that building a house is not for the faint of heart. They were right. Egads, they were right. And yet, we loved it. Except for that one time in month #8 when we had to take a weekend away from the work in order to preserve our marriage because we were teetering on the brink of homicide. You don't need to know that we spent our entire weekend stalking the aisles of every Lowes and Home Depot in the tri state area.

But that was something else we learned when we built. While the actual work of building under a deadline is stressful on a marriage, the part where you choose what goes in and on the house was rather awesomeish.

And after six years, we're finding ourselves here again. Part of me is super duper excited about this, and the planning and scheming and architect playing is just way too fun. But part of me is wondering why we're going down this path again, and if I really think our marriage needs strengthened in such a way yet again.

In the meantime, if you know how to build a garage and front porch that looks like a million dollars on a budget of way less, send your secrets my way, please.


Burgh Baby said...

Did you happy jinx yourself into a front porch by finally planting some things in the front yard? If so, good job!

Trisha said...

Can't wait to see how the front porch turns out. Will you have a swing on it for sitting on the porch during spring rain storms?

Cindy said...

A garage and front porch? Sounds like a big project, but fun! Can't wait to see the finished project! (Sorry, no suggestions for you. Chuck and I have never built a house. Although I've always wanted a wrap around porch!) :)