Friday, August 6, 2010

The story of the tortoise and the hare

Once upon a time, the tortoise and the hare decided to embark upon kitchen renovations. The hare sprinted away immediately in a frenzy of work: demo, rough electrical, plumbing, plaster, cabinet install. The tortoise plodded away from the start, moving laboriously toward the finish line.

Guess which one I am?

The tortoise does win in the end, doesn't she? Forget winning. Does she, at least, get a finished kitchen?

Shot of what has happened this week:

We got our new window. And just out of frame, plumbing that now meets code.

A renovation bubble is ballooning here in Boston. Everyone who worried about job security, retirement funds, stock market, etc. last year is plunging ahead with his plans. Everyone who decided that she couldn't/shouldn't buy a new house is fixing up her old one. Subcontractors are deluged with work, and every single blessed one of them is running behind.

It is looking nice though.

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