Monday, November 1, 2010

That which does not kill us...

 I have often heard that home renovations can lead to divorce, that arguments about design and construction decisions or money can really hurt a marriage.

But I am happy to say that it has been the complete opposite for us.
 I feel like it has made us closer.
I knew that we would get along during the process because:
We have always been good collaborators, (we do have five kids!)
We usually defer to one another when one of us feels strongly.
He gets the TV over the fireplace and I got the Wolf 60' range.
We both exhaust ourselves trying to get the best quality for the best price.
We temper one another. When I am upset he calms me and when he is upset I calm him.

 We also welcomed the challenge of living through construction knowing that there was an amazing reward at the end- a New Kitchen!

Stay tuned for the big reveal. Looks like November 16th? I hope!


Formerly known as Frau said...

You lucky most don't fair so well! I can't wait to see more.

Joyce said...

Sounds like a good match to me. I can't wait to see more too!! xo

OHN said...

Our next project, you and I are trading husbands for the duration :)