After two and a half years of nonstop restoration we have decided to take a break. Not that it was an official decision that we discussed, it was more of an unofficial decision where we just stopped working on the house. So, the the back porch waits with bathroom sink sitting on the floor, holes in the drywall where we moved the wiring and plumbing, and the floor needs to be sanded down one more time and sealed. Not big projects to be sure but we have lost our momentum.
In the past week the only project we have tackled is taking the new screen door latch apart and spraying the inside with cooking oil (because who wants to go to Home Depot to pick up WD-40 anyway?) so that it works smoother. We thought about documenting it for the web site but then decided, “Oh, what’s the point?”
We are taking a break for a couple of weeks or a couple of months, I’m not really sure, until the mood strikes us and working on the house starts to sound fun again. Don’t worry about us though, we’ll be going out to dinner, watching movies IN THE THEATER, meeting up with friends and doing all the things we put on hold because we were working on the house.