Tuesday, December 17, 2019
When you can see the future….
A Metropolitan I once hauled home
Became this cutie to drive around. (FUN times)
I found my thrill on Blue berry hill! That song goes thru my mind when something makes me happy. I searched thru life trying many roads, seems I enjoyed the adventure of them all, but (Sherry aside) I was in my young 40s when I found my thrill.
I saw a shack on a small cheap lot. I could see a small home in the place of that shack. I had never built a house. Where others saw a junky lot, I could see the future.
We humans see things differently. My girl can’t see too well past a rundown junky looking house, but give her a messed up room and she can see it beautiful orderly and spic and span. I remember one house we built. In my mind the house was FINISHED. Empty rooms clean new tile, vinyl and carpet. Clean windows, all plumbing fixtures bright and shiny. Its future in Jack’s eyes was NOW, this is it.
(Note, I personally cleaned every new house I built. I had even hung the ‘then popular’ mini-blinds.)
THEN SHE SAW THE FUTURE, what I thought was finished was her beginning. OUCH. “We will need a corner piece here, those new ‘solid drapped’ curtains will fit perfectly. (Some of us men don’t know that curtains can come in 500 styles and colors) Oh yeah, and the right shower curtains. We will need curtain rods on the French doors, etc, etc.”
Yep we see the future different. My thoughts. I could've moved a bed, couch, chair, kitchen table in and it would be home right? Well it is for sure I could not see that far into the future. LOL But when she did get through we hadn’t spent near the $3,528.99 that I had pictured and it was home.(LOL)
As a builder I met people who could look at the houseplans, see a foundation and visualize the new home. Others could not see it until the final cleaning and landscaping.
I see a rusty anitque car and immediately I see it restored. I see a beat up home and easily see its possibilities. Yep, I see the future at times............othertimes? Not so well!