Sometimes, something feels too big, too grand, too much. Even the best laid plans can be overwhelming, even when everything is going according to schedule and the progress is good. These feelings can easily be compounded when the going gets tough, and sometimes the hardest decision is whether to try harder or give up. And sometimes giving up isn’t an option, which can feel both fortunate and unfortunate.
This past Friday, I spent some time inside the Shady Glen Lane new build, walking around and doing my best to keep it together. The house was sheetrocked last week, and I should insert the world’s truest FINALLY in there to give you an idea of how long that milestone has been coming. I’ve been quiet about this project for a few reasons – being tied up with remodel work is the easiest excuse. I would often consider a blog post to update the Harper status but at certain phases of construction, the progress appears minute and boring, or the photos aren’t terribly pretty (looking at you, plumbing rough-in). Finally, this project has been my heart’s work in so many ways and keeping it under wraps amid everything else that’s been going on seemed like the easiest decision. I’ve worked to get to this place for so long and so hard that it has felt like it’s just too big at many points. As with any new construction project, there have been some lessons learned but they haven’t all been hard ones. The number of vendors who have gladly pitched in with suggestions, physical work, or just a much-needed laugh has been incredible. I’ve been made to feel (for the most part) that no challenge is insurmountable and that the sheetrock reveal would arrive. Learning to ask for help has been a constant lesson, but I feel so very fortunate that I’ve never been let down and more than often have received more than I’ve asked for.
So, I might be biased, but I think she’s looking pretty good.
Updated *professional* photos are coming next week, please check the real estate listing on the HAR website for them.
And, a retrospect. My camera roll feels slightly lighter.
The Harper is located at 3207 Shady Glen Lane in the Quail Valley neighborhood of Missouri City. My fabulous sales team at Par 3 Realty would happily arrange a showing and fill you in on the many reasons you should consider calling this new build home. Among them are three bedrooms, a stunning master bath, powder room with Magnolia-inspired shiplap detail, custom navy and white kitchen with island, and a bonus office upstairs.
Here are the selections that have been made to date:
She could be yours, but she won’t last long. Thank you for reading, for your interest in this project, and for your continued support.