No Pain, No Gain

Right? I guess that’s what “they” say.

Saying that we are displaced is an understatement. We spent the night at the Embassy Suites hotel. I say ‘spent the night’ to paint the most accurate picture – I did not want imply that anyone slept. Nope. The Costello’s don’t ‘sleep’ in hotels. They wander around, cry, toss, turn and carry on in all kinds of ways. And then there’s the kids….

There was a dely in receiving our cabinets for our new kitchen, which meant there was a totally empty room. The idea of refinishing the hardwood floors was tossed into the mix, because we were able to move the entire first floor furnishings into that space. It requires two days of sanding and sealing, and then drying time. We can walk on it – in our socks – by Monday. Yippee! That still doesn’t mean we will have any furniture and are still sans kitchen.

Sorry to complain so much, I don’t mean to be ungrateful. I don’t have the capacity to picture the finished product and how it will change how we live in our space. People that have been through a kitchen remodel and other forms of household chaos are able to encourage me that this will all be worth it – and then some – and I do believe them. I can’t wait until I can encourage someone else with the same counsel.

Until then, I will be entertainging 4 boys at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Does that sound indecent?!

1 thought on “No Pain, No Gain

  1. Rie

    This whole flooring thing is still too fresh on my mind for me to be encouraging. Sorry! But I can empathize!

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