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This Not So Old House: It just won’t quit.

August 1, 2010
by Paul Jones

Well, I am guilty.  Guilty of not being satisfied with the scope of the project.  I just can’t leave well enough alone.

Why is it, that when you begin a project, and get it under way, 3 more bright ideas (at the time) pop up? It can become overwhelming.  This week will be an exercise in patience, as the family budget can’t handle any more add-ons to the projects at hand.

It is the quandary of what to do with the bonus room once the repairs to the leaky skylight are finished.  Is it my room, or the kid room, or back to storage.  Storage is cheapest, but what is the fun in that? Decisions will have to be made.  At least we are through the tough ones, color choices and all that.  The room is small, but it has a full bath, which we have never had the water flowing to. Therefore, I have no idea where the water valve is that feeds that bathroom!  It needs lighting, and heat.  The new AC unit is too small (and noisy) for it.  It is a good little space, however the question is do I call Daddy Privilege, and claim it for my own, or release it to the Kid, so that he can have a place to get away from Evil Parents. I will accept and welcome all the free advice you want to give, including design help! 😉

It is a quandary indeed.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2010 10:17 am

    Give it to the kid. You get him out of your hair, and regain Daddy space within the house. Plus, he will appreciate it as he grows up. I had a kid space like that and it made the family dynamic much, much better. God help us if we all had to live together in a small space.

  2. Julie permalink
    August 1, 2010 10:27 am

    Grown up Daddy space – the “kid” has the whole house – Just like mine!

  3. August 5, 2010 5:32 pm

    He doesn’t have to share a room with siblings – that can be his space! Call dibs on it for you. In a few years, maybe you can share the man cave w/ him.

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