Wednesday, February 07, 2007

How on earth does one get motivation

to fix/build/mend/repair their homes... when they have lost it?

Help? I have builders block!

I had all these dreams of moving in and working on it.
And that lasted for about 8 months.

Then all sort of subtleties that influenced a massively brutal stop to anything getting done.

These include:

  • Captain Kaos disappeared leaving us with a ton of exposed interior brick some expensive wood cut too short... and a [insert expletive here] mess in the work area.
  • My husband and I had some pretty interesting differences of opinion on what style needs to be used when working on the house. Which I strongly believe are not all that different but enough that it caused for a few heated discussions.
  • We had that massive storm that kicked out some windows in the attic.
  • We had pipes burst in the line to the house creating a muddy creek like lake/pool way too close to the house.

In the end I love this house, my husband loves this house.

We, or maybe it is I, have a major case of ennui about it, that is why I don't write about it. Because I am sure that no one (and least of all me) wants to read/write about how I have no passion to make this house glorious other than in the painless recesses of my brain (and I thought to myself, "because it is too freaking exhausting to think about right now).


1 comment:

Paul said...

I have gone through the same thing over the last few months. We just had a new child, so that has led to some sleepless nights... But there are little projects that I could have been working on, but didn't.

Then one day, I started with something small, something that I knew I could finish, would not be too complicated, and would look good when it was done. That made me feel better. Next I took care of all those little odds and ends that were unfinished. Those were easy, and I felt like I was getting a few things done. Then I tackled a medium project, but not with the all out drive to finish by the end of the day, but more like, I am going to have fun with this, and I did. From there, I found my motivation again!