Construction Dust

The new countertops are in. The dishwasher works, no leaks. The peg board is up in the garage so I can start to get organized. I am here. I can finally say that I am liking the new house. Why it was such an ordeal – I do not know – but my son-in-law says that I was a ‘basket case.’ He is absolutely right.
I had no idea moving would be so tough – but it had something to do with my head and my heart being on a different page. I made the decision to move, but I had to drag my heart along kicking and screaming all the way. Would more time have helped? I have no idea. By moving when I did, I was at the peak time to rent out my house and I got a great tenant. Waiting might have nixed that.
By moving when I did, I am done with this remodeling process before the fun of summer hits. The house will be functioning when my kids arrive from Florida. I really don’t think moving was going to be easy no matter when I did it. I know it was the letting go of memories and people that has made this move so difficult.
So – here I go, cleaning once again. This time it is my own construction dust and for some reason, that is kind of fun unlike the first time around. Having a working dishwasher and sink is awesome. Being without makes you appreciate our modern conveniences. Like camping – you should do it once in a while just to remember what it is like.
Getting one’s heart and head lined up is never easy. Or if it is – someone needs to teach me that trick because I have struggled with it for a couple of years now. Like all the other tough times in my life, patience is key. I am simply going to outlast the troubles. Would that be my Welsh or my Indian heritage?

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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