It's been a while since I've dropped in with news of the Taj. I was kidnapped by a crazed toddler who now refuses to take an afternoon nap and is slowly driving me insane. Okay, that's not entirely true.
He's not doing it slowly.
Anyway, as I sob with devastation at the loss of the Sacred Afternoon Nap, I thought I'd check in.
We haven't been to the Taj since my last post. We got back to Gilligan's Island and got wrapped up in work and little home repairs we'd ignored in the last big push to move in to the Taj for Christmas. I hadn't realized how much I'd let slide as far as work goes, so I had a lot of catching up to do there. And here at the Gilligan, we'd both brushed aside little annoyances like burnt out lightbulbs over the sink and a dryer vent that wasn't properly sealed. Little stuff, but now that we've tackled some of the To Do list, we both are feeling slightly less slothful. I mean, it's not like I wasn't busy, but trying to teach Tank to say, "Holy crap!" can only fill so many hours.
But back to the Taj...
I'll tell you one funny thing I've found learned, which is that the comparison between the Taj and the Gilligan houses has gone ass over teakettle lately. When we first bought the Taj, we looked at it as a very cheap house that we could try to renovate inexpensively. We love our sweet little Cape Cod on the Gilligan and couldn't imagine that hulking monster in Mayberry ever being worth more than a long weekend trip here and there. But once we started working on it, we got sucked in. Little by little, we started making choices based on what we REALLY wanted, instead of what we could find cheap or used. And as the balance slowly tilted, another weird thing happened: we started seeing a LOT of projects in the Gilligan house. Now we're ready to repaint and reimagine THIS house, too.
Thanks for nothing, Taj MaHell.
So, anyway, I'm plotting a trip to Mayberry either this weekend or next. Tank and I will definitely go, along with Marly the Geriatric Wiener Dog. Shawn may or may not go, depending on his work schedule. Who knows? I might go buck wild and start another project while I'm there. The den needs painting and we still need a fridge...