Don is having a hard time dealing with going on leave for a year. Actually, according to his doctor, he should ALREADY be on leave! He loves to work. He is really good at what he does and has so many people who enjoy working with him that don't really want him to leave either - even if it is only for a while. We both know that his job will not be waiting for him when he gets back and I think that worries him.
Sooo - We had to have a long talk this morning.
The short version of it is that he told me that he feels guilty because he knows how much I want this house. After all, we have been waiting to build it for about 8 years now....
I told him that I don't want the house if he is not there to enjoy it with me. I also told him that I was fine with waiting and that while we are, I could put the final touches on every single room in our dream house..so that we would not ever say, "I wish we had done this differently".. or that we had rushed into building and missed important details that we wanted.
So - with that in mind:
Soon, I will post a picture of the house plans we are playing with. There is an entrance from the Portico (fancy word for car port!) and that area is labeled Mud Room. It is a small space where if you were to walk to the left, you will end up in the laundry room...Opps - I mean the UTILITY room; and if you take a right turn, you will end up in the bathroom and if you go straight you will walk into the kitchen!
Well, giving consideration to the fact that I am often dirty..like muddy dirty, either from the horses or from gardening, I thought it would be a good idea to really utilize this space... hence the full bathroom in very close proximity!
Anyway - I thought something like this would be very handy in that space... but it has to have an equestrian flair to it.
..so maybe I could borrow some ideas from this picture to display some of my less expensive horse collectibles!
Oh,.. and how about something like this for the back door instead of something plain!