The other day, I decided to start painting the doors to our bedroom closet and ensuite bathroom. Not a big deal, right? We don’t exactly have a large bedroom.
Almost 9 years ago, we began to renovate our master bedroom. Doing a little bit at a time. Ripping out the shag carpet (that went into the bathroom as well. Um, gross) and tearing down the plastic beige blinds. Years later, we removed the closet that ran the length of the wall and moved out bed to that location instead. I then began building a closet beside the ensuite bathroom on the wall opposite our bed. That way, our tv and my wife’s dresser would have a place to go.
Three years ago, my wife left for a Convention in Edmonton, so I told her I was going to install the flooring that we had purchased years prior while she was away. She was gone for four days, so I chose to paint our room as well and finish her closet. I was hoping to complete the bathroom, but I was pushing myself too much and became sick with a cold. So I had to call it quits sooner than I wanted. That’s where it remained.
Next week my wife leaves for the same Convention in Edmonton with our daughter. I am hoping to finish the bathroom and the baseboards in our bedroom. Last night I decided to take the unfinished doors off and paint them. I also cut out the spot for the handles. My ambition is strong. My drive is there. My wife hates leaving the house to me because she returns and I have managed to change something without her knowledge or input. She knows that I am finishing the ensuite this time around and nothing should surprise her.
This may be the first home renovation that gets completed 100%. That is my goal. I don’t want to go an entire decade trying to compete it. Time and money have been major factors in the incompletion. This month, neither of those should affect me. All I need is the drive and the passion to get the job done.