It’s one thing to dream, and work towards that dream. But it is awe inspiring (at least for me) when that dream begins to take shape.
We have had pictures of what we wanted our house and shop to look like for the last year. Four months ago, they became blueprints, then permits. Permits turned to excavation, then underground utilities, and cement pouring. But this week, something seemingly magical happened. Walls went up. Now that all the prep work is workable, the framing began. First there were two walls across from each other, then a framed garage door space, then staircase walls. Next, the floor joists for the second story were hoisted to the top of that. Soon after the floor and exterior wall sheathing was applied, windows were cut.
All of a sudden, there is a room! With windows and doors! It was turning out exactly how I had imagined, and yet, I was still awed by the fact. I knew on paper the design worked, but to actually see it, to walk in it, wow.
The work will continue on the shop until it is dried in, hopefully in the next thirty days. Then, we move to the house to frame and dry in. That should go quicker, as it is single story, and much of the underground work has already begun.
This moment of blogging is for my sanity. Between the build, maintaining our current residence (lawns, gardens, pets, etc) and preparing for our daughter and her two little ones month long visit, I have been running around like a crazy lady with a wild look in my eyes. Today I realized that I need to take care of myself, which for me means, taking a moment to myself. Read, transfer photos from my phone to PC, take a nap, whatever. I probably need to make an appointment to remove the eyelash extensions that remain.
But every time I think of those walls, I think “Wow.” May you catch a glimpse of the reality of whatever dream you are working towards, and may you sense the “wow” and satisfaction of a job well done.