The best part of watching a house being built from your living room is that years can go by and it actually just feels like an hour. That is because TV shows like Grand Designs film the build over months and sometimes years but even though we can see it happening we cannot feel it or comprehend the reality of it.
Building our own home gives us back that reality that you can be busy the entire day on a building site and actually feel like nothing gets done.
Its been three weeks since I last posted and during that time we have had some very busy days and some very slow days. We have had family lend a hand and friends drop in to say hello. We have deliberated over 4 shades of white and stood in wind and chill as we prepared the external weatherboard cladding for painting. We have danced to Bob Marley and whistled in silence. We have come to learn to hate window preparation for painting and welcome bed time where we rest our broken bodies ready for another day.
Thoreau once said “What is once well done is done forever“. Perhaps this build is taking forever because it is done well. Only time will tell.