Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Character Building

As the project progresses, the inn is developing more character.  The columns and brackets are wrapped with cedar and looking spectacular.  The landscaping is progressing and adding a sense of permanence and softness to the site. The framing of all 8 rooms is complete along with most of the electrical and plumbing rough-in work.  So, the inn is taking shape.  

At the same time the idea of character is close to home for us personally.  The challenge of full time jobs over 200 miles away and traveling every week down to work on the inn, monitor the progress, develop the wearing on us.  Each weekend of endless work is followed by a week of pressure and stress at our current jobs.  Keeping up the energy is daunting at times, so we dig in and continue to remind each other that it will all be worth it as well as relish in the small victories and celebrate the joy of creating our dream. At times we need to pause and enjoy the moment, take an hour or two off to relax.  Sitting in the courtyard, now mostly complete, is one of those pleasures.  Forgetting for the moment that the rest of the house is completely torn apart!  It's ok, we say, it's fine-we'll get there...And deep down, I believe we will.  

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