This weekend, all three kids were with their other parents. All weekend. 0 kids.
I’m sure you can do the math:
2 days + 3 nights + 0 kids = Not a lot of obvious progress on the bathroom renovation
But let’s break the numbers down further
1 movie + 1 play = lots to talk about that doesn’t include plumbing, tiles, fixtures, or cabinetry.
1 brisk walk in a favorite neighborhood + lingering light on a Saturday afternoon + 2 hands holding = good exercise that doesn’t leave us with sore backs, smashed fingers, or scraped shins.
1 hour in a coffee shop with tea, bread pudding, and savory cornbread, watching the people of Portlandia, goofing around with the camera, laughing about how we will never, ever be hip = a kind of bonding agent they don’t carry at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
1 long soak in the new tub – (wallboard + tile + spout) = inspiration to keep going.
1 man + 2 Hardibacker panels + 2 hours = extra credit/personal victory/evidence to support our belief that we can do this project.
1 clean house + a quiet dinner + a blazing fire = a lovely end to a lovely weekend.
To measure progress accurately…
…you’ve got to have the right ruler.
Any house can be beautiful, but a home is only as lovely as the family inside of it is happy.
How did you make progress on your home this weekend?