It all started with a drip.
A leaky faucet, that was all. But the leaky faucet turned into a leaky shower. And then we discovered an ailing hot water heater, some rotten flooring, and a patch of ceiling that needed to be replaced. One thing led to another and what began as a simple sink project turned into a full-blown renovation of the top half of our house.
This project has taken on a life of its own, and every time I think I’ve got a handle on it, something new crops up. I think the underlying reason is that my husband has a deep-rooted fondness for home improvement projects.
Whatever the cause, the last few weeks have been loud and messy, and every horizontal surface is covered in white dust. But the hard work is finally coming together and I can see that it’s going to be worth it. In just a few days, we will have a freshly painted upstairs with function plumbing. Hooray!
In case you’re wondering or feeling impressed, I didn’t do the work–unless you count cleaning out closets, hauling furniture, and cutting shelf paper. (Note: shelf paper can be hazardous to relationships. I’m convinced you must have two X chromosomes to truly appreciate its value.) But all that is behind us now and we are almost finished with the project. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I can’t wait to drag out my vacuum and clean up the dust!
Have you ever started a home improvement project that SEEMED simple enough, only to turn into a major ordeal? Leave a comment and you’ll be eligible to win a copy of the new anthology LOVE IS MURDER, a collection of romantic suspense stories from Allison Brennan, Debra Webb, Toni McGee Causey, and myself, just to name a few.