In Progress

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PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer

“How are the renovations going?” I asked.

Jen rolled her eyes.

Brad, face flat, said, “Slow.”

I nodded.  “I can imagine.  You both work a lot.”

“Some say they work a lot, but you couldn’t tell it if you looked at what used to be our house!” Jen’s face was red.

“I don’t see you jumping up to volunteer.”

“The gym is going to start asking for rent.”

I hid a snicker, having seen the parts to the bathroom in the barn.  “Can’t you hire someone?”

Brad was shocked.  “And lose the satisfaction of doing it ourselves?”

Jen agreed.  “Never.”

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Word count = 100

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57 thoughts on “In Progress

          1. prior..

            Yes sir – my time away was good and now…
            I am just posting with the flow these days.
            I almost did a every day November post – seriously almost did – and then I took a couple weeks off instead – it felt natural and was a nice fast. and then now – well so far in december I am posting daily – and have two scheduled – whoa – rare for me to do that.
            but I will be taking some time off the third week and so maybe my posts now can carry mt thru that time

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                1. trentpmcd Post author

                  It is nice to not have to worry about it. The Weekly Smile was getting to be a huge burden :( So I do like the reduced schedule, but my stats hate it – I went from an average of 115 views a day to 45 views a day…

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  1. patriciaruthsusan

    This reminds me of a hilarious movie from years ago called “The Money Pit”. My dad and mom actually did a good job with parts of their cottage. Dad was wise enough to hire men for jobs he knew he needed help with though like the plumbing and fireplace. Good writing, Trent. :) — Suzanne

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do remember the movie. My sister was just about to start a multi-year project that never finished when it came out. She should have taken the movie as a hint ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Not sure why, but you were sent to spam :( I have done some home repair that was inconvenient, but I’ve seen projects as bad or worse than this one. My sister had 3 kids, one a baby, when they took out their bathroom. It was out for quite a while… Yeah, I’ve been in this house for 20 years and may need to make some updates. Not looking forward to it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’ve known quite a few people with those never-ending projects, including not having plumbing for months at a time. Why do we think we can do it? (I say “we”, but these days I know better. I hope ;) )

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      How hard can it be? I’ll have it done in no time….

      Yeah, I think a lot of people get suckered into thinking it is for them, only to find out the hard way that it isn’t.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Exactly. However, sometimes it is easier to say you are willing to put up with the inconvenience than and actually going 8 months without a working toilet in the house ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Dagwood Bumstead? Maybe because he is one who likes his couch much more than doing work around the house… I agree – if it was just him being too cheap, I mean looking for that seance of accomplishment, then I could see a divorce in the near future…

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Luckily it wasn’t too shocking of a venture, and almost 25 years later that house is still standing, so I must have done something right, unless the “new” (20 years) owner had a professional redo my work and never told me.

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