Three months from today. In three short months Emerson Fields will be hosting its first wedding & reception celebration. We couldn't be more excited. There's still a lot to be done. We are just getting started on "the finishing" and I think we shine during the finishing stage.
Typically, you would have the framing carpenters and then the finishing carpenters. We happen to be both. I've said it before but it's worth repeating; we make a pretty good team. There are parts of each construction phase that Steve and I both enjoy and parts that we don't. Two of my favorites are demolition (in a remodel) and framing. I love those phases because big things happen and they happen fast. At the end of the day I want to see big changes that have taken place. Big changes are like the carrot dangling in front of me. I generally lose interest in stages like insulation, wiring, plumbing and HVAC. I don't take these things for granted but I just don't have the most patience for them. Another delight I have in construction is pulling the visions from my brain into real life. The finishing details of how a space "feels" is my delight. I will tweak the very last detail to make the room speak the way I want it to. Therefore I take great joy in picking out the color palette, shopping for the furnishings, coordinating the lighting and finalizing the staging.
However, we aren't in the demolition or the framing stages and we aren't quite ready for the furnishings just yet so I find myself stuck in a phase that, ironically, feels like a winter season that won't go away. I can look around and see the fruit of our framing labors. But I just wanna decorate already! (sigh) I know exciting things are just around the corner though. The point that we are at right now in the construction of this spacious venue is exactly the point where my husband, Steve, excels. He's finishing the last of the electrical, managing the sheetrocking crew, and scheduling the pick up of supplies that we'll be needing next week. He's thinking through what's going to be happening next month and timing the order of steel for our custom stair railing so that it will be ready for installation when we need it. (All the while I'm over here like, "do you like delicate white or bistro white better?") Just kidding. Sort of.
On to my point. We finish strong. We finish well. Every time. I don't say that to pat ourselves on the back but I say that to say this; we are always striving to find the best in each other which brings out the best in our finished work. Our preacher shed some light on this type of relationship in church yesterday when he said that matters of the heart matter most. We simply love what we're doing; it's a matter of the heart for us to finish well. I'm committing to blogging better during this finishing stage. I'm going to share less "big picture" images in order to surprise you all with the big reveal of the finished product. We anticipate a lot of hard work over the next few months but WE are ready for "the finishing".