It is Sunday evening and I’m sitting here listening to the sounds of my husband working on our new offices. He has completely amazed me. Last year when he started this project I never doubted he could do the work. I have watched the space go up one board at a time. The frame & roof, then the electrical & plumbing and central air ducts, followed by the hanging of drywall and endless days of sanding. A lesser man would have left the drywall work to someone else. He then installed the ceiling fans and lighting fixtures, primed and painted the walls and laid the carpet. Today he has been working on the molding around all the doors and windows.
Yes, I’m bragging a bit, but it is much more. This project has developed a side of my husband I have not had the opportunity to know before. His ability to see a project of this size through from beginning to end has greatly impressed me. He has always had a love for puzzles, I think in many ways this was a huge puzzle he got to work on. Our local home depot was the puzzle box where he selected all his pieces.
He has always been a man of few words. His quiet patience when the project did not come together as he expected. I hardly knew there was a problem. He would be on line reading up on this or that subject until he found his answer and then proceeded to implement what he had learned. We all take on projects from time to time that could potentially have a huge impact on our lives. What is my point, I guess it would be realizing I’ve been privileged to watch the unfolding of another person. We all have such potential inside us. Watching him has inspired me.