Today was the deadliest deadline I set for the house, but despite best efforts from everyone, the house just needed more time for finishing.
To manage expectations, I’ve already accepted a February 2012 move-in date — almost a year behind my original intended date of May 2011.
As they say though, good things come to those who wait.
Things I’m thankful for:
- A very meticulous architect-contractor who doesn’t cut corners. Literally all the corners of the house are as crisp as paper– imagine that! Rommel is hands-on and accommodating, and he takes great pride in his work. It’s also such a blessing to have found someone who’s willing to work with me on my wild ideas.
- A pleasant construction team. You reap what you sow, and this is especially true with any creative endeavor. A house is made beautiful not just by its design, but by the energy of the people who implement that design. I was very careful with the intent I put into this house when it had its groundbreaking and first pouring, and every time I visit the site, I’m extra happy to be greeted by a team of smiling faces working to make that intention come to life.
- More time to flesh out the interior details. A friend recommended Pinterest.com a few weeks back, and I’ve been crazy addicted!
I also climbed the ladder from the 2F bathroom skylight to take a peek at the roofdeck, and was happy I had my camera within reach:
Sending happy vibes to all on this beautiful December day.