One thing that this home renovation has taught me, is that I enjoy learning about construction, demolition, creation and home design.
Of course, I would rather be learning it at someone elses’ house so that THEY could sit under 3 inches of dry wall dust, but still.
I didn’t know that I would enjoy learning about all this “guy stuff” so much. When we drywalled our entire garage (and built a seperate room in it), I was hugely pregnant and irritable. Even still, I was amazed at how basic the process of dry-walling is. I’m not saying that it is “simple” or “easy” to do….just that the concept isn’t as complex as most people assume. We had a wonderful friend from church come over and between him, my husband and my husbands best friend….they demo’d the garage, wired new electrical lines, drywalled, built a seperate room (that isn’t crooked or anything) and installed new lighting. I was impressed.
Even more impressed that it really isn’t rocket science.
Hear me now….I’m not saying that this stuff isn’t difficult. It totally is. And more so than that…it’s kinda daunting. BUT…it’s like anything–once you get the hang of it, you are golden.
If you know me, you know that I’m not afraid. I’m not really afraid of anything (sometimes I am afraid of the dark when Sean is traveling on business…). I’m not afraid to try new things and fail. I’m not shy with new adventures and will try most anything, at least once. Painting, new decor, bright colors, new fixtures, new food, weird outfit, speaking in public. Whatever.
I feel like the same goes for home renovation. I have a very “sure, why not?” attitude about things. I don’t mull over choices for weeks that render me frozen. I just pick and don’t think way to much. First instinct. I always pick what I like and that is that.
I just want to jump in there and do it. Learn and do so by experiance.
I kinda want to rip out all of the tile in my bathroom and re-tile by myself.
Maybe I will.
I’m not gun shy.
Are you? If so…what about?