Now I get it (homeowner chat)
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:12 PM
Now I understand how people can start projects & never finish them. There is so much to do, and so much we want to do. I told Rafael we need to make a list of all the projects we want to do & vow not to start one until the last is finished. This is crazy! We took a lovely new home & have turned it into a war zone...all with the intent of "making it our own."
Tell me we aren't alone here. We totally have homeowner overachievement ADD syndrome.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:21 PM
You're definitely not alone. When we bought the house last June I wanted to do everything at once and my DH kept saying we'll do it one step at a time. Which he was right! we're doing things little by little I feel like we're spending money much faster than we're making it and everything is at least either $100 or $1000. If I start to think how much I want to do to the house I get overwhelmed so I'm taking he's philosophy on this.
What threw me over the edge was when he decided to have a housewarming bar-b-que at our house 2 weeks after we had moved in! and had sent out an evite! So you can only imagined how fast we had to move to get everything done. The good thing is that everything got done so quickly, the bad thing was that I wanted to strangle him over this and I was absolutely exhausted. But he did help and we did have a great time! and I told him he had to clean up after the party. He's never done anything like that since.
Congratulations on your new house, and it's so true the list never ends.
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:27 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:33 PM
Big ups to Kris (Lilpaisly) for giving us her unused lawn mower, we just picked it up today. Rafael got it running right away. And he's been mowing our lawn for at least 45 minutes at this point. It looks like a riding lawn mower may be in our future. We have a ridiculous amount of grass...probably half an acre. Our neighbors are laughing their asses off at us right now (makes them feel better about us having the biggest lot on the block).
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:34 PM
But you are not alone!!! I think it comes from the desire of just wanting to enjoy your home in a completed state. I can't wait until we have finished a few more of the rooms and have the garden a little more in order. I want to be able to enjoy eveything as opposed to working on it!
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:40 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:42 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:53 AM
At first, when FI and I were looking at houses, he used to think it was funny when I'd say something about putting in a workshop in the basement. Now when I tell him I want a compound mitre saw, he just looks at me and asks how much they cost.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:00 AM
THen I also started trimming the bushes, but did I clean up the trimmings Nope! I got distracted by pulling weeds. I swear it never ends!
And the $... my god where does it go? Why is it that every new place you move into there are a bunch of new things to buy?? Not to mention that Joe's truck finally lost it's last leg and we had to buy a new SUV this weekend. UGH!!! We're so poor right now, but there is so much I want to buy!
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