Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

life is a bookcase

Having a plan is always important.

Mike spent a long time drawing out his plans for the built-in bookcases destined for our new living room.  He determined the dimensions, calculated the measurements, created a supply list, and shopped for the resources. 

This process was time consuming, so Saturday was mostly a wash.  There was not enough time after planning and shopping to assemble the actual bookcases.  He did build a base and prepped for the next day’s work.

He woke up early Sunday morning to implement his plans.

I could hear the saw running before I was awake enough to register what was happening.  The problem with that was I wasn’t privy to the original plans and I did not approve. 

Even small projects can cause large conflicts when the parties involved do not communicate. 

We did communicate.  Loudly.  Admittedly, we bickered over the design of the built-in bookcases until Mike came to the unpopular conclusion to stop the project, just as he was reaching its completion. 

I guess sometimes you just have to know when to tear it apart and start over.

So after an entire day of bookcase building, Mike pulled everything down that he had built, and started over.  And because he started over, the built-ins are still not done.  Major bummer, but the good news is I will actually get the bookcases I was hoping for.  In the end, that will make everyone happier. 

You know what they say… “If mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”  I would have said it with much better grammar, but still, the sentiment holds true.

Until the next time…I’ll be painting the completed bookcases!

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