Archive for November 10, 2008
After my semi-breakdown last evening, I went to work today and had a co-worker send me an instant message telling me that she hears I’m a “home renovator extraordinaire.” She said that if I had a minute or two, she’d love for me to come to her desk so that I could give her some home decorating advice.
Hmmm….well, first of all I was flattered that someone that I work with (and doesn’t read this blog) gives me credit for such a thing. Second, I went down to speak with her and it turns out that she’s considering buying a house in my neighborhood and it’s a handyman’s special (to say the least). After looking at the pictures of her potential project, it gave me A LOT of perspective on my own house as well as my own bellyaching. I realized that I didn’t have it that bad after all and should probably zip my lip [on the complaining tip]. Anyways, it felt great to be able to chat with her (a first time homeowner) and give her some thoughts on what she was getting herself into, etc. It reminded me of my freelance gig, and how natural it felt to be helping someone out with these types of questions.
Also, thanks for everyone’s comments giving me moral support. You know, it’s odd…there are support groups for new mothers, support groups for dieting, and support groups for alcoholics, but there are no support groups for people who are trying to learn how to renovate their old houses! It seems like a good idea, right?!
Oh…and seeing as how I never posted the pics of my closet mini-facelift, I’ll go ahead and post them now. (more…)