Finally, we are starting in on the huge window installation project. We have the first window area rough framed in, with 4 more of the same size or larger to do.
Wood has arrived and been stacked by the back porch. It never seems like this much work when I'm planning it. I seem to forget a whole bunch of necessary steps when I imagine the opening going from windowless to windowed! Gene reminds me often though. :-) In fact he wonders if I spend 50% of my time mentally dreaming up projects. Why, yes, yes I do Gene and dang, if I was half as handy as you, I might even do one or two of them myself!
The reality is, I am terrible at building stuff. My forte lies in the finish work. Fine sanding, endless painting, matching colors and clean-up. Gene's efforts more than not go unseen and sometimes unappreciated by those looking at the finished project. No one comments on what a beautiful job he did putting in the plumbing, the fine solder joints, the hours of venting that damn wash room sink, the miles of wire and dozens of junction and outlet boxes for electricity. That stuff is all hidden from view, doing what it does with nary a thought until something needs repair. And we know who will get that thankless job don't we?
I suspect my husband isn't the only one with a long Honey-Do list and I'm sure I'm not the only wife to utter the words that strike fear into the hearts of spouses universally, "Hey Sweetie, I have an idea...."
I'm thinking landscaping next year.....;-)