By John R. Greenwood
If you read my previous post you know that while in the middle of a recent home repair I let fatigue and frustration get the best of me. The unflattering result was a grown man hissy-fit. I returned to the work site Friday night in a more positive frame of mind. I was determined to get a head-start on my weekend project. I changed my flooring choice and I'm glad I did. I decided to use a product I was familiar with. The best part was; I already had enough material left over from my last project to do this one. I gave myself a little pep talk and started in. Immediately I knew I made the right choice. After putting down a few pieces of flooring, I realized how much better this was going to be. That leads to another life lesson. If you happen to cross paths with a grizzly, back away slowly and find a new route. That proved to be the best choice here and after a couple hours of foul-mouth free construction, the out come was noticeable. Ask any man who works on his own home and he will tell you. It's not that we don't want to tackle these projects, it's that experience assures us that at some point along the way things are going to go awry. Mistakes will be made and we will be forced to hide the fact that we don't know how to do everything. I know that's a shocker to hear but it's true. So as I cleaned up my Friday night mess I stopped to reflect on my progress. I realized you're never too old to learn how to improve, not just your home, but also yourself.
Happy Home Improvement!