Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers Class challenged us this week to take a leap. Anything, small or large, meaningful or not, something we may have been putting off for a long time. So I did...I took the leap and I am watching it unveil before my eyes.
When my husband and I were younger, before Alzheimer's, we were always "do it your selfers". We painted, wallpapered, redid floors, installed whatever. Gary could just about do anything and I was his able assistant. But since my "can do anything" guy is no longer able, this caused me to stumble and let things go. All three bathrooms for one...all wallpapered when wallpaper was the hot decor, but now not so much, needed to be stripped and re-painted. I debated and debated and debated whether I should tackle the job myself or hire someone. When I really considered the work and how I certainly don't have the skills or patience any longer, hiring someone was the definite way to go. Next it was, OK, who do I hire? I inquired and received plenty of suggestions. The next step was to call all of these suggestions, and that is where I seemed to stumble. I can't tell you why, maybe it was that sadness that my "do-it-yourself" partner was no longer with me, I don't know. But finally, after months, no actually years, I made a few calls, and hired a nice young man that began the job this week. I still have a few decisions to make and more calls to more qualified people to install new sinks, new shower door, electric lights etc, but I have made the leap and for that I am grateful.
"What is it going to be - reasons or results?" ~ Art Turock
Until next time......