I have been a bit scattered lately.
It may be a bit of warm weather fever (it has been above 40 here in Minnesota). It may be that my sister was in Hawaii and I was jealous of her 80 degree days on the beach.
What is was, mostly, is that we finally sold our house. It has been on the market for a long time and we have been waiting very impatiently for some one to take it off our hands.
We went out for celebratory burgers and beers after we signed the paperwork. As we sat waiting for our burgers we got to talking about what we were were going to do with the extra cash we were going to have in our account each month.
This went on for quite a while. Jesse and I tend to dream big, especially when there is beer involved. You see, our house is 120 years old and while it has been remodeled over the years, the last major overhaul with in the days of faux wood paneling and shag carpeting. So we talked about remodeled kitchens and hardwood floors.
After a bit we got into practical matters. Like loan payments and credit card debit. And how we needed to finish some of the half completed jobs that have been waiting patiently for us. Like the half-painted laundry/mud room. Or the old bathroom linoleum that is peeling up and avocado green. Or half-finished vanity project in the garage.
We have been living in our current house for 3 years now and I have made no real progress on fixing it up. When I was on a coffee date with a friend I could blame the lack of progress on the remodel project on waiting for the house to be sold. Now the only excuse was our apathy.
When we were fixing up the first house I had no problem making decisions, because I knew that we would be selling the house soon enough. But now that we are in our forever home, decisions hold more weight and we seemingly have all of the time in the world.
A few months ago I stumbled on a awesome light fixture for our dining room. But what if that is not quite right? Or what if I can find a better/cheaper/more awesome one somewhere else? There is still no new light fixture in the dining room. Don’t even get me started on sinks for the bathroom.
So after two weeks (and three years) of scattered thoughts and ideas. I decided to do something.