It’s the Little Things

We’re almost 1 month into home-ownership, but I feel like we just moved in this morning. Okay, so I’m over exaggerating, just a bit – but things feel pretty chaotic around here. We’ve made the rookie mistake of taking on too many projects all at once. However, I can’t really blame us because we’re just so eager to get things done! We should probably embrace this enthusiasm while we’ve still got it. I just can’t help but feel like the whole thing is a ticking time bomb. Our wedding is on September 30th, and once that hits, we’re out of the house and away from all the projects for almost 2 whole weeks! A. the thought of not doing a project for 2 weeks makes me super antsy, and B. leaving the house for more than 1 night drives me insane! It’s like leaving your newborn at the hospital. I just hope this time there are no hurricanes involved :-/

Regardless of the chaotic and undone feeling, we’ve managed to get a lot done. As I said before, we’ve bitten off a bit more than we can chew by starting about 495,345,393,534 projects all at once, but along the way we have made several small accomplishments that have made a big difference.

When we first came upon our bathroom sink, it was adorned with one of those faucets that has the drain stopper mechanism that you pull-up (I’m so technical, I know), but alas, no drain stopper! So we visited the plumbing section of our local Lowes and found the stopper part we needed – a quick fix! Andrew slapped that puppy right on and it works perfectly!Bathroom drainWe’ve been less than thrilled about the lighting situation in our house, to say the least. As we were “hurricane shopping” (as I now like to call it), we saw something that really caught our eyes.Wireless light switchIt’s a wireless light switch! Best. invention. ever. I wish I was smart enough to come up with something like this. But then again, if I came up with this idea, I probably wouldn’t be blogging right now 🙂

It took a mere 5 seconds to set this up. I took a command strip and placed it on the back of the light switch, stuck the switch on the wall, plugged the lamp into the receiver and the receiver into the outlet across the room, and voila! We have light at the touch of a button!Wireless light switchWe need to give ourselves more credit – we are getting a lot done! But it’s true that you’re your worst critic; and you’re own worst enemy in these situations. Maybe if I spend less time criticizing, I’d get more done. Or maybe if I just spent less time sleeping I’d get more done, but I’m already hitting rock bottom in the shut-eye department.

I’ll leave you with this. In true Andrew-style, I will stretch that “own worst enemy” reference as far as I possibly can and post this Lit video. Enjoy another flashback to the 90s (or was it the 00s?) Could have also capitalized on the title of this post and made a Blink 182 reference, but that’s just too far!

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