I have decided to declare war. All out war mind you, on he home improvement television shows.
Oh sure, I know what you are thinking, show some restraint woman. Some of you are also going to point out that I should know better than to believe what I see on those shows.
But the mesmerize me, what with how simple everything looks. How easy it is to change out the sinks and the toilets. And, here is the bonus, no one ever looks like its messy or hard work.
I guess those shows are like fairy tales, I mean they have happily ever after and everyone is just lovely to look at.
And thus was I tricked I to helping a friend change out her bathroom. That was a bit ago, okay we can be honest here can’t we? So it was almost a year ago. The new vanity didn’t just slide into place, there was fitting and stuff to be done with it. The sink had to be put together and let’s face it, it isn’t like playing with Lego. We were better with the tiling and what’s a bit of extra grout between friends?
So almost a year later my dear friend asked me ever so sweetly if is come over. Foolishly I did. Foolishly I watched the show she had seen before. This one involved redoing a kitchen. It looked easy enough…
Thankfully I won’t be helping with this one, nor will see, at least not now. She broke her leg recently and my health isn’t at a place where I can do that type of work. Why on earth do we think it’s easy to change the structure of a building? What makes us think that this change is easy? Change is never easy, whether it’s redoing your house or your life.
Renovations are messy and hard with surprises galore. And we are only talking about the house, let’s not even consider those we apply to our lives. Pretty sure that’s a whole other blog…
So instead I beg you, beseech you been, change e channel! Ignore those smiling faces and lovely hair. Ignore the easy, relaxed look on those shows. For goodness sake, change the channel fast or even better shut it off and never turn it on again!