One of our favorite artists, Harold Balazs, made this years ago. It’s a good reminder when building a house, and for life in general.

The reason the image, and the saying, came to mind is that somehow I’ve allowed myself to get into a place where I’ve been having less fun with the building process than I should. My bad.

There are ample excuses for why this happened–budget concerns, confusion about things that seem like they shouldn’t be confusing, lots of decisions to make, etc.–but in the end, they’re just excuses. As I walked around the site today with K and L, I was struck by how fantastic the house will be. And how lucky we are to be doing what we’re doing.

Flipping through the new Balazs book this evening (which is incredible, and you should buy a copy), I couldn’t help but post the image.