When I was growing up, we lived in a hundred year old sea captain's house that my parents renovated. Working from room to room - one at a time - I remember the tapestries nailed to doorways of rooms full of dust with table saws in the middle of them. I remember lots of dust, exposed lathe, never walking anywhere barefoot, and snow blowing into the house (really).
I'm having flashbacks.
But! Demo is good. Demo is progress. And blue tarps and vintage sheets as doorways make wonderful backdrops for all sorts of lovely performances, yes? Yes! Demo means that soon there will be paint colors to choose and light fixtures to plan. Demo means that right now - we get to draw on walls (that will soon come down). Oh yes, Demo is wonderful.
When the chaos of one room is getting to be a little too much, or the dust a little too unsafe for this pregnant mama and four babes, and really, because I'm a little useless these days in such situations anyway, a retreat order is issued.
More often than not...we find ourselves turning the corner from chaos and heading into the peace of the library. It's seen just a few changes since I brought you in here last. Most excitedly would the be addition of light! Hooray for evening library hours! (It's the Ivanhoe from Barnlight Electric. Thanks to your advice and the advice of the folks at BLE, I opted for something larger than I had originally planned.) Also joining this room - a sweet neighbor brought us that old school desk. With room for everyone to spread out and soak up the peace, it's just the sanctuary of a room we could ask for.
And if we concentrate really hard on what we're doing, focus on the pretty sunlight coming in through the snowy windows, or add the sound of a little ukelele, why you would almost never know what's going on just one room over. Almost.