This house comes with decisions. Not just the first decision of whether to do this or not, but other decisions. Big decisions like Viking vs. GE appliances; medium decisions like carpet choices; and little decisions like door latches. Everything is a decision.
I love watching HGTV. People on those shows decide what they want done and then walk away. They see it again for the “big reveal,” and — Voila — it’s exactly what they wanted. This hasn’t been quite so easy.
Back in February we went to the appliance showroom in the middle of a snowstorm and picked out our appliances, changed our minds in the middle of March, looked for other alternatives in the middle of April, postponed making decisions in the middle of May and finally in June — committed to what is about to be installed in the middle of October. I’m not even sure I remember what it is — except that I liked it in the middle of June.
We’ve chosen tile, flooring, cabinet door styles, cabinet colors, counter tops, siding colors, porch decking wood, shingles, trim colors, a tin roof, faucets, towel bars, a back splash and more trim colors. I’ve bugged friends (thank you Susan) — and family (thank you Dianne) relentlessly for their opinions. We’ve debated, argued, agreed, disagreed, decided and undecided more times than I can count.
But the end result is — it’s the end. Whether we made all the right decisions or not — I don’t know. We’re down to the final two week count-down. Baring any unforeseen problems, we’ll move in two weeks from now — and then we’ll live with those decisions for a very long time.
Are you ready for the final reveal?