Wednesday, August 27, 2008
We Moved, We're Building, Let's Square Dance
What's next in Hendrick World?
Building a house.
We've always wanted to build, but never wanted to move twice.
Who wants to do that?
Instead, we've moved 900 times in the last two years.
Right now, we're renting the Winslows sweet house.
Our next project is building.
When people ask me what we're doing next, I say with an excited face...
"We're going to build a house!"
I wait for yee-haw, giddy hand clapping to erupt from the person I'm talking to.
Instead, what I've gotten is...
"Well...we built a house, and if I had it to do over again, I would make these (fill in the blank) changes."
Apparently, when it comes to home building, you should get a practice round.
That's where you come in.
Have you built a house?
Is there something you would change?
Do you say things like, "If we build again, I will NEVER and I mean NEVER do ___________."
"If we build again I would FOR SURE _____________."
We built a house, and I was SO STINKIN' smart, I did _____________ and I love my smart self for doing that!
Come on with your bad, building self.
This is no time for humility. Bring on the regret.
Let me learn from your brilliance or your suffering.