I have a renewed empathy for people going through construction. At best, it's a slower process than anyone wants. At worst, it is disruptive and invasive. Even when you are working with the best professionals, it seems as if strangers have taken over your house and are messing it up as if it’s theirs. Sometimes accidents happen, and things get damaged. You want things done right, but you want them done yesterday. It's a process that, at times, feels like it will never end.
I can finally see the light at the end of a very long tunnel. Yesterday we received our refrigerator. Before that, I was hanging our milk and butter out the window. I had to beg the installers to temporarily install the refrigerator because the space that it will live in was off by 1/4 of an inch. That 1/4 of an inch is the difference between a successful installation and failure. Going backwards is a painful process. But it is common to have a mistake or two occur with a reconstruction job, and the only thing you can do is be patient.
On the bright side, it’s very exciting to imagine what the space is going to look like when all the trades are gone and it's back to being all mine. I’m longing for that dream state. Stay tuned for another update.