Sunday, February 03, 2008

Your New York Football Giants!

Notwithstanding the title (congrats Zach!), this is a serious post. My blogging hiatus deserves explanation...

Everybody says that the enthusiasm for housebuilding projects wanes at some point - hitting-the-wall kinda thing, I guess. I don't think it has at all for me, or that it will. But there's no question that the toll of this on all the regular life stuff that should be getting done is adding up. I'm back at school, Sarah is back at work (nights) after a three-month maternity leave, money is tight, nobody's getting enough sleep - and that's all WITHOUT dealing with the house. So for me, the issue becomes one of balancing: getting out there to the house to do the (really pretty satisfying) work of finishing things up, or carrying my weight at home. As much as Sarah thinks this will be a great thing to have done, there's not a whole lot of it that's gratifying for her day-to-day. I take off for a few days, she's home with the boys, I (finally) finish the deck and I'm thrilled with the whole "I did that" self-absorption that motivates much of this project, and she's, needless to say, not nearly as impressed by the whole experience as I am. (The same can be said for my blogging, of course...)

So the house (and blogging) have been taking a backseat for a bit. I'm still getting out there, but only occasionally. But I've got lots of things to blog about, so I'll be getting some more posts up soon.

4 comments:

PatinWV said...

What! You mean you have a life! Come on now :-)

Zach said...

Go Big Blue! (I feel like a celeb after your shout-out.) I should be at the parade as I write this, but I'm at work, reading your blog instead. If I can do that, you should at least be able to finish the house and blog about the process, right? Seems fair.

Chris said...

I know, I know, I just need to suck it up, right? I'm trying...

Ryan said...

That stain you used on the cedar cladding is gorgeous! I"ve never seen anything like that.