When a project takes a long time to complete, you may find that it becomes an advantage to you in some ways.
Take our house build, for example. It took us so long that we were able to take advantage of new technologies on the market. Our typical wavy white "Tyvek" style housewrap was getting faded and warn (it's not really supposed to be exposed for more than 6 months). Before we could put the InSoFast insulation up, we needed to replace some of the housewrap. Turns out that there was better housewrap to be had, so we upgraded!
We put "HydroGap" housewrap on instead of the white stuff. It has little blue rubbery things on it, to provide a bit of a gap between it and whatever is nailed on top of it. I am still sweeping those little blue rubbery things up...
With the new insulation, it was also time for a new tool. Meet the table saw. It is a really good one, too: it folds up and wheels out of the way. Those are good features to have in a table saw it turns out, for when it is parked in the living room after you have moved in, you can get it out of the way in a few motions.
While the boys tore the old housewrap down and put the new up, we girls went off to a tea party!
I am sad to say that I do not recall the heartfelt keynote speech given at the party, all I remember was that the speaker handed out bullets as an illustration. Yup, bullets. Between bullets at a tea party and the cows on the road, I knew we had really landed in the Wild West.
It was always fun to come home and see progress!