11.18.2009

Please Be Kind Visitors

I have been getting more and more annoyed having people over to look at the progress on our house. Some visitors are VERY nice and we would LOVE to have them over many many many times, but some just REALLY get on my nerves. Many people tell us things we should have done differently, how dirty things are, or how they "couldn't live like this."

Remodeling a house is really hard work and I know we chose to do it, but it gets REALLY frustrating for people to put it down and say negative things. Don't you think we want to live in a nice, clean, organized, completely redone house? Do you think we enjoy living with dust all around, laundry ALWAYS needing to be done, boxes of lights, rugs, hardware or appliances that need to be installed, stacks of bills and papers that need to be put away and organized? But we feel good about what we're doing - bringing this house back to life just as quickly as we can, but that takes time, and along the way the house is going to look like a construction zone because THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

Working 3 part time jobs while trying to work on the house is REALLY hard, and as a result we don't have time to pick up every tool that is strewn throughout the house, vacuum, dust, swiffer, or windex every single day. Sorry visitors. So, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Oh, and don't come over.

6 comments:

Gene said...

Give visitors like that a quick escort to the door :-)

Margaret said...

Don't worry about nay-sayers, they don't know how to have fun! Every picture of my kids, up to age 7 or so, has studs or unfinished sheetrock in the background. We had black plastic as a tub surround for months! And, we did it it again 8 years ago.They grew up and really appreciate a finished room now! Good thing no one called child services!

meryl rose said...

Thanks for all the well wishes!!!! That really made my morning!

Anonymous said...

You are very patient and brave for undertaking this huge, beautiful project. Don't be discouraged by naysayers. Chin up, young one!

Sarah Ugly Duckling House said...

I never read this post before. And I totally freaking love it.

meryl rose said...

Thanks Sarah :)