Hang In There

My new header shows me in my office. What it doesn’t show is the concrete floor, the disconnected light fixture, the trim that still needs to go up, the closet disassembled, and the unfinished wall where I was going to put a bookshelf. And then there’s the entryway – the other side of the office – that still has the first coat of mud on it.

Yeesh. All I want to do is have a nice office to work in. There’s still quite a bit to do.

I’m re-learning a tough lesson right now. I’m learning to…

  • Keep plugging away.
  • Don’t give up.
  • Just a little longer.
  • Keep the faith.
  • Hope in all things.
  • Rock on.
  • Keep trudging along.
  • Hang in there.

Every little step gets me closer to a finished office. I’m getting tired, but have to hang in there. Do me a favor and give me a pep talk, would you? Post below and make me get off my duff to the next step to get this thing done.

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  • Chris, I built a nice shop/office on my farm in 2002. Through moving, daughters moving and marrying, the shop/office gradually filled up with stuff. My wife & I designated last week as SRW, Shop Recovery Week. I can assure you the feeling of completion is well worth the effort. In fact, it will make you say Next. Good luck. Greg Gilbert

    • Thanks Greg, I sure appreciate the encouragement. I’m off to sand drywall! =)

  • You can do it, Mr. Jeub!! =) When you spend so much of your time trying to accomplish something, and yet you know that you’re still not going to be finished for a really long time, it can be a bit discouraging. Sometimes, you may even want to give up. But don’t!! It will all be worth it in the end when you have finally finished your new office. =) This past summer, my dad tried to completely re-do our kitchen, and it’s safe to say that while under construction, it was a nightmare in there. It took about two and a half months to get the job done. All of our cups, spoons, forks, rolling pins, pots, and even our microwave had to be stored in our TV room. It was so frustrating to live for such a long time with such a mess, especially for my mom. But we kept plugging along, and soon, our kitchen was finally finished!! It is now a gorgeous, completely transformed kitchen, and I can’t even believe it’s ours! All the waiting (and helping with the kitchen, too!) really paid off.

    So don’t be discouraged! =) If you just do a little more every day, it will get done. Your new office will look amazing, and you’ll be able to use it for years. It will be well worth it in the end!

    • You’re awesome, Melissa! You remind me of our kitchen remodel, now about 4 years old. I recall the same feeling I’m having now, but it was worth sticking it out. Thanks!

  • Nina

    You’ve gotten so much done- not much longer. And sending these positive comments your way- you and Wendy have a wonderful family, really amazing kids and are raising them well. We used to live in Co Springs- and my son would have given his eyeteeth to live at your house, along a creek, learning to hunt. Your house is a good one- the office will be finished in shortly- and it is by far a much, much better place than one of those Briargate houses with backyards the size of playpens (speaking from experience here).

    • Thanks Nina! I just finished sanding the drywall…pretty sure my least favorite thing to do on the planet. But I’m smiling!

  • You encouraged me to keep posting to my blog when I was discouraged. Because of that I have almost every post for next week ready to go.
    Now it’s my turn to encourage you. Sometimes we see how much there is to do and want to just sigh. But, what you’re doing with your office will be such a blessing to you in the long run so just keep moving forward! Being able to have a place to be productive and focus on your work will also bless those you are helping too. We are all rooting to cheer the day we get to see the finished results!