Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cognitive Reframing of a Remodel

So, it occured to me that I could go on and on about all of the crappy things about living amongst a remodel.... but it's time I put this whole cognitive reframing thing in to action. So, on that note...

Plaster dust, after it has been inside of you for some time, and begins to work its way in to your mouth, actually has a nice little sweet aftertaste to it.

Having the heater in the kitchen, which is the area of the house that is contained in the "boy in the bubble" plastic walls, means it doesn't get turned on...which saves on energy and reduces my carbon footprint.

The coldness in the house due to the aforementioned heater issue means I can leave the bottle of white wine I purchased tonight sitting out instead of having to put it in the refrigerator.

The same goes for any perishable items that I also might have purchased.

Getting accustomed to living in an area of about 15 feet by 15 feet is going to make my house seem HUGE when the kitchen is completed.

I am getting my money's worth out of the bivy sack that I bought from Nic a year and a half ago (at a yard sale he was having...and he convinced me to buy it while he was inside of it...lying on a couch...which was also in his front yard).

I don't have to worry about cleaning, or even "picking up", as the whole house is a disaster.

It gives me the opportunity to spend a lot of money.

Gosh, I'm sure there are many many more that are just not coming to mind right now. I'll keep working on it..

Bivy time!


Noel Hastings said...

I need a lesson on this whole cognitive reframing thing. Seems to be a very useful tool!

Unknown said...

And my psychological jargon comes to life...I'm so proud :)