Life on Cottage Hill: PAGES

Thursday, September 22, 2011

brick by brick

We hit somewhat of a brick wall (pun intended) with 'project house addition' the past few weeks thanks to an unplanned hiccup. Long story short: we hired a brick guy months ago and then on the day he was to start his partner quit on him, leaving him unprepared to do the job on his own. So, three weeks later we have a new brick guy with a crew ready to get to work. They have been in set-up mode the past couple of days, but today was the day we have been impatiently waiting for as we saw first signs of progress!

I can't tell you how fulfilling it is to watch this vision come to life. A vision that Dan and I developed and share together. We spent the evening outside entranced by all that we've produced together over the past months. 

This house is somewhat like another baby of ours, ironically developing and maturing as Jackson and Audrey do the same. Not so ironic is the due date Audrey and 'addition' share... something tells me one will be on time and the other will not.

After a full day's work the brick laid is but a small dent into the the work ahead. But it's progress. Progress that had to work through a lot of intricate cuts only years of skill and experience could produce. Progress well-earned- brick by brick. And so this addition will continue to progress and eventually finish- brick by brick. 

Not too over-dramatize the metaphors in life, but this whole idea of brick-by-brick isn't one too pass up too quickly because I'm learning more and more that the magic in life happens when I'm living in the moment, when I'm enjoying the journey and not just the dreams achieved. And we've had a lot of moments lately that are totally 'everyday' and completely 'ordinary' but those are almost always the best kind because they are LIFE. Beautiful, not always perfect, life.

This week we hit the 8-month pregnancy mark- the countdown is on: 26 working days and 53 days until Audrey. The 'pre-Audrey' to-do list is a long one, an overly-ambitious one both at work and at home, but you know what... we'll get there. Brick by brick.

1 comment:

  1. Love that your house is coming together so nicely! Good luck making it through these last working days :)


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