It’s back to school time here in Colorado and I’ve been feeling a little adrift. Dave and Sylvia are back to their routines and my day to day has changed with them. A lot of my clients are experiencing similar changes right now, and projects that I thought would be going strong by August, are a little slow. All of this adds up to me feeling a little out of sorts.
I told a friend recently that this time of year makes me feel like I’m in a directionless elevator. When I worked in New York City, I would sometimes get in the elevator and forget to hit the floor button. I realize this makes me sound like a space cadet; I have my moments. With no button pressed, the elevator drifts – it goes towards the middle of the building and kind of sits there and waits. After a brief moment of waiting, it moves a little bit up and a little bit down. The motion is usually just enough to startle me out of my peaceful reverie of aloneness into action. This is the start of the school year feeling – a little directionless, a little peaceful, sprinkled with moments of sheer panic that something very important has been forgotten.
On other notes – our kitchen cabinets were installed! I was anxious about fitting everything back into them – the items that I took out grew into fairytale proportions. Apparently they shrink right back down to size when you put them into new cabinets and I have room to spare. There are empty spaces inside some cabinets and let me tell you – it’s wonderful and I highly recommend it.
I’m not a believer in waiting for the “big reveal” and posts like that annoy me a little bit – we can dive into why that is some other time. Here are a few “During” kitchen renovation shots to illustrate that homes (and lives) are seldom perfect.