"Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction." Pablo Picasso After a lovely almost-two-year-waiting-game, work officially began yesterday on our new place! Last night, Husband and I waded through the devastation depicted here, giddy with excitement that this is actually happening. Now everyone I know who has weathered a gut renovation has some sordid saga to tell me -- of blown budgets and improperly-installed tiles and last-minute leaks. And everyone seems to agree on one point: this process, however smoothly it proceeds, will entail a constant stream of headaches. And, yes, they are probably right. But sitting here, buzzed by morning coffee, I look at this picture -- the storm before the calm -- and smile.
For those of you who know better, please allow me my delusions for a few minutes. And check back every Friday morning for an update on the Happy Headache!