...you find yourself giving a house tour to friends, and you REALLY see things you hadn't really noticed in awhile THROUGH THEIR EYES. You realize that you are comfortable living with things that others find quite strange looking.
Here's the paneling that we removed when we were assessing the condition of the original fireplace. Six months ago. Somehow, we have become comfortable with this wrecked wall behind the piano.
We found this door from another house that was being demolished and propped it up to block the doorway between our temporary bedroom and the crazy back porch. We needed to keep the cat out of our bedroom for awhile. Then the door tipped over when the dog got excited and the door hit the corner of the bed, creating a large hole. Was that really two years ago?
GUEST: There's a hole in that door...
ME: Hmm. Yes. Yes, there is.
ME: Well, over here we have the bathroom...
Do we stop seeing these things on purpose? Or are we in major renovation denial?