Renovations for better or for worse

Renovations such a wonderful thing but also very very VERY stressful at times. Back in May my boyfriend and I started renovating our first home together. It started off so exciting the search for the house all the ideas, the plans, our dreams. Now though after almost 3 months of living in a dust storm it is starting to get to us a bit. Small little things can turn in to great big arguments. You know the kind of arguments where half an hour later you look back and just think, “I have no clue what we were even arguing about.”

We are slowly adjusting though to our new way of life. We decided that in stead of always saying “I can’t wait for the renovation to be done” instead we would just enjoy the process. It’s funny how just a small change in thought patters and really turn things around. One of my favorite sayings is

fake it till you make it

and it is so true. For example if you are sad just pretend to be happy and before you know it you actually will be.

Well that’s my blog for the day check out this before and after picture of our original 102 year old hardwood floors from being covered to now being refinished by hand.

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Introduction To My Blog

Well hello there.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I guess you are wondering what this blog is going to be all about. Well in an effort not to sound to vain this blog will be about, well, me. I feel that life is such an amazing journey that has it’s fair share of ups and downs. So many of these ups and these downs are shared experiences, even though sometimes when we are in them we may feel alone. I believe that life is a series of choices that we each have to decide upon and each of those little choices creates the beautiful, or not so beautiful, life that we have around us.

So I guess I will just be sharing my experiences with you from the past to the present and even my dreams for the future.

Well let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in Edmonton, AB Canada an oil city with a population of under 1 million people. I have lived in B.C a few times and spent a big portion of my childhood living in Edmonton with weekends and holidays spent on our acreage near Dapp, AB which is a small farming community of about 100 people. I guess we should get something out of the way now. I am a Gay Man. Anyway now that we are past that, I spent a lot of my young adult life Drinking partying and smoking weed. I loved a lot of men and had many “long-term” relationships which I am sure you are going to hear all about. Since then I have grown up a bit I now own my own business, I am in a loving relationship with an incredible man we have 2 cats and we just bought a house together.

Well I don’t want to tell you too much about myself yet because that is what the blog is for. I hope you will enjoy my little space here on the internet and please feel free to take part and discuss what I have to talk about.