Mid-January 2014. Maine. Still trying to design our house. Our dream house. The house where we will be live and be happy for many a year to come. Sounds like fun right? Wrong! We have been struggling for months to get the design we want, in the square footage we want, and the budget we need. I am feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and silly for taking so long.
That said, this is THE house and it HAS to succeed. We wanted 1500 square feet and then we were up to 2000 square feet. We are now at 1800 square feet. Friends wonder what is taking so long. They no longer dare ask how the plans are coming, afraid of the answer. Family is surprised that more headway has not been made.
Vacation was taken. A staycation to advance the house project. Progress is slow. So many questions; budget, size, off the grid, grid tied, masonry heaters, back up heat, orientation of rooms. So many decisions, each one affecting the next. Each change like a long row of dominos falling on the little things that now need to be adjusted, revised, and worked out.
Winter in Maine. Cold. Sunny. Snowy. Gorgeous. Last night after a funny and fabulous dinner with dear friends we set out to go home only to discover our car sheathed in ice and the road an unbroken sheet of of black ice.