Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The home renovation goes on



As you all know, my family and I moved in late June to the house next door while our home was renovated. The idea was to be back home by Labor Day, the renovation was supposed to be for a new kitchen and two bathrooms. By now the job has grown and it has touched every room in the house. Every time my wife tells me “as long as we are doing this why don’t we do that” I cringe.
Labor day approaches the job is nowhere near completion and way over budget. Every morning the contractor tells me “Don’t worry I will be out of here by Labor Day, I have another job pending” words that don’t give any relief.

My cell rings at the most inopportune time during the day at work and it’s always the same “we need your authorization to do this or to buy that” I am at the point where I say yes to everything. My advise to any one considering a renovation is, “Don’t” buy a new house instead.

My garden has been abandon for the last two months, I simply don’t have the time or energy to go out there and spend time with my plants, there is contraction equipment and materials all over. They keep telling me that they will clean it up, but the way I see it I am going to need to start from scratch in about 50% of the garden.
During all this chaos my orchids are blooming.

2 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty, Im sure you will be very happy with your Reno when finished.it will be worth the wait, Ohh I adore your Orchids glad u got them out of the way from the builders.

Nicole said...

Hang in there, when its over you'll forget all about it. I know, renovation is hell. Lovely orchids.