Well, week 2 has now ended, and we’re actually getting a lot accomplished. Perhaps not everything that we would have hoped, but truly that’s inevitable. Other things happen sooner, other things happen later, and everything works out in the end.
We’re coming down to crunch decisions– where will the island in the kitchen go– what if we put the dishwasher here, the refrigerator there– but will it feel congested if the refrigerator is there? And wait a minute, where’s the counterspace for the fridge.
Of course, you can’t have everything– Aaron and I were talking, and he said, “You know, I hear different things from you– We want an intimate space, but with a formal feeling. We want to preserve the house integrity, but we want to be able to accomodate a large amount of people. One choice, sometimes means you can’t have the other choice. And so you have to choose.”
He’s 100% right– we do have to make these choices, and who knows what will end up being best. We are getting closer all the time– I think we have to remember to choose function over form– what will be the most comfortable for us– not what will look the best, or match the integrity of the house closer– because ultimately, we are going to have to LIVE with it– and speaking for myself, I’d rather look weird and be comfortable than be uncomfortable and look good (not that I can’t do both! :o) )