notes to self

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Feb 26, 2008

Notes to myself

Just a note to myself, really, another complaint, and then move on. I wondered why I am often so surprised, and even disappointed, in our remodel extravaganza. There are several changes to the architect's drawings we thought had been made that didn't get onto the contractor's drawings. Two more
-- The motion sensor lights on our driveway
-- The glass in the broom closet door

Some things we expected to be different, and actually better,
than they used to be, but turned out to just be different, in ways we never imagined. For instance, the back deck used to have a roof over it. When I imagined a balcony for a telescope over the back deck, I never imagined the back deck without a roof. This last rain is the first with our deck and balcony complete enough to realize the balcony leaks onto the deck. Between each board. There is no roof. No wonder the electrician said we cannot use our beautiful old light we used to have out there. There will be no more grilling in the rain. We will have to get different set up for our outdoor furniture. Either get weather proof table and chairs, covers for the furniture we have out there, or get furniture we can move inside (somewhere) whenever it rains.

I just have to let go of my regrets. We are moving in two days. It will not be complete yet, but they will finish in the next couple weeks, maybe a month or so. By this time next year, I'm sure we'll be glad we did this. Evidence of this promise is, now we are both a little sad to be moving from this rental. This smelly, moldy rental has made us both sick, and some of our friends feel kind of sorry for us. But the rental house is beautiful, and the neighbors are very nice on both sides.


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