Sunday, August 27, 2006
The guys continued working on installing trim this weekend. It even takes the professionals time to do this kind of finish carprentry, which makes me feel a bit better.
They installed the stained glass windows. This photo is a little blurry, but it gives you the idea. There will be picture molding where the color changes to white near the ceiling.
Here's a close up shot.
I really appreciate the nice comments people have left about the trim.
This weekend I was having a bit of self-doubt. Like, maybe this isn't all worth it. I think my doing that recap post and realizing I gave up my whole summer for wood, kind of bummed me out.
Even the most devoted can have low points it seems. I am no exception to this. It helps to have the kind words of encouragement at times like this.
They started tiling the bathroom also. These guys are excellent at tilework drywalling, and finish carpentry. It's nice to be happy with the work.
I am going to see what else we can have them take off our plate. If I showed you the list of what poor Steve has to do, you'd probably start crying. I don't know how he keeps it up without breaking down.
I am at one of those points where I just want to have a normal life and not work every weekend. I took a 2 1/2 hour nap today and am starting to feel more human again.
I hope I haven't smashed anyone's image of us, but we are in fact human and we do desire to do other things besides work on our house.
Usually we enjoy the work, but every once in a while we get hit with that "this house has taken over our lives and it is not good" feeling. It's already passing a bit. The end of a project can be difficult sometimes.
I think in a few months when we are looking back on this, we will be glad to have restored the wood work, but right now the thrill is waning. But maybe when they put the coffered ceiling back this week I'll get some wind back in my sails.