Having spent almost $2000 this week on four separate trips to Home Depot this week, I've had lots of time to people watch. Home Depot is very hope - inspiring. You go in, maybe just for lightbulbs, and before you know it, you are laying a new floor. You can practically see the hope on the faces of those in line. "Maybe this paint will do it - my house will be gorgeous then." "This new faucet - it will spruce up the bathroom like nothing else." I'm just as bad as everyone else, though - I spent over $100 on flower bulbs. In my defense, the pictures, they were so pretty! And, we did just win yard of the month, after all. Can't let our yard look ugly now!
I wonder, if I could stand over the city and observe, exactly how many of those hopeful people spent the better part of the afternoon cursing and grumbling, when their projects didn't go quite as anticipated?
We've got two rooms painted, with, oh, four more to go eventually. We are still speaking to each other, so I guess it went well!