Thursday, October 20, 2011

Too Much to "BEAR"



This week I feel like I'm neither here nor there with our remodel.  Although I was suuuuuuper excited with the fact that all of our windows and exterior sliding doors were installed (blocking the mosquitoes, the draft running through the house, and easy escape points for Diego), I sometimes look at the property and feel like it will NEVER get finished.  More specifically, not in time for the birth of Baby.

Hubby explained that he will go as far as he can and we will be "comfortable", but a man's idea of comfortable and a pregnant or recently-having-given-birth lady's idea of the word comfortable are a little different.  I think our biggest impasse is that his goal is to have all the walls closed with drywall before the baby comes (which I'm OK with), but I feel that it's important also to have our flooring installed.  He's not biting.  And I'm not even complaining about the kitchen!

Sometimes I feel like I'm acting a little spoiled, I mean for God's sake the man is putting all his energy into this remodel while still running his actual business and I'm still complaining, but isn't that what wives do? 

I think the main thing that brings me down is the idea of my maternity leave.  I had visions (in Sepia) of staying home, snuggled on the couch, sipping tea in my PJs while bonding with Baby and Diego.  I can see that's probably not likely with construction workers constantly at our house between the hours of 8-6 and even on Saturdays.  Maternity leave is really the only time I'll have to just sit and enjoy my house (and I'm definitely a home body), my children, and my dog.  Even our vacations are always away from home, so the thought of the remodel timing coinciding with my maternity leave is bringing me down a little.  But we all knew it when I brought it up in the beginning right?  What is she thinking living through a remodel while pregnant?  Pregnancies are tough enough.  But I swore to you I could handle it, and now I'm teetering.

If you read my last remodel update you're probably thinking, "What happened to the girl who was so positive about camping out at her own house?"

She probably got eaten by a bear!  LOL!  Truth is, I don't know but I think it's just a phase -- a crazy pregnancy hormone phase which I'm hoping will pass because I'm typically a very positive person.  If this negative phase had passed in time for the writing of this post, then I would have been grateful for and focused the following progress:
  • Windows and exterior doors installed!  Yeah!
  • Electrical and plumbing work is almost done!  Can I get an Amen?!
  • Central heating is almost done!  Holla!
  • That ugly octagonal front window was replaced!  Woot woot!
Yeah -- just as I suspected.  The mere effort of placing exclamation marks in the bullets above did very little to change my mood.  I'll get over it though.  Sorry for being a Debbie-downer today.

And that friends, is construction life.... mixed in with a little pregnancy hormone. -Shirley

3 comments:

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Yeah for progress, which I guess is better than nothing.

I think you are way more positive than I would be. I'm like naturally a negative thinker though.

Sarbear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can totally see where you're coming from. I would be really really unhappy to have people in my house when I wanted to be alone, but I'm thinking you're positivity will help ease the discomfort a bit. I'll be wishing for a speedy completion for you! :)

-Sara-

Shirley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jollyjess6 I try to stay positive but sometimes it's so easy to let the negativity take over. Luckily, I think I'm over the hump now. :)