The Snowballing Project
As most of you know, at least you do if you own a house, home improvement projects have a way of snowballing into gigantic, time-consuming projects. So it has been around here. For years I have hated the woodwork in this house. It is cheap maple, and it was scuffed and scratched by the previous owners' dogs and kids. So, in a moment of weakness, I decided that it was time to redo all of the woodwork in the house (upstairs and downstairs). As I went along, with pristine white woodwork appearing room-by-room, the walls started to look boring. No problem --- I'll just paint them as I go along. Then the ceilings started to look dingy, and the light fixtures were definitely too outdated for this new look, and the accessories in each room needed a new splash of color. Maybe we should get new furniture and window treatments now, too. OMG, it is never-ending! And all of this is going on while a crew of contractors, plumbers and electricians are adding a new bathroom to the downstairs. (I'm sure most of you are now laughing as you relate to this saga.) The good news is that the bathroom is now completed. The bad news is that the rest of the house is not.