Today is the first day of my kitchen renovations.
We have lived in this house for nearly 10 years and it was always our intention to gut and redo the entire kitchen. We'd save up money and then have to use it for something else continuing to live with an ugly, albeit working, kitchen. Today, our wait is over.
And while I am so excited it's happening and can't wait to see the end result, there is a pain in the pit of my stomach and I'm having trouble breathing.
Back in October, we removed a wall and added a huge window. Again, it was a project we had wanted to do for year and the finished product was even better than I had imagined it. But for two days (yes, just two days, not a month and a half for a kitchen) I was in serious meltdown. I reposted the blog I wrote during the "festivities" in my home. Please see below to get a taste of what my life will be like in the coming weeks.
OCD requires order; chaos is not my friend. And while I can "suck it up" from time to time (a week at most), it is a daunting task to get myself in the right "head". This project is going to require a great deal of strength on my part and in the meantime, I may become nasty and short-tempered, whiny and weepy, and generally, not myself. I apologize now, as I have and will continue to apologize to my family.