Monday, April 19, 2010

out of this world

On our way back from our weekend off together, Andy and I stopped at a house at Lake Tahoe that Andy has worked very hard on. It's taken several years to complete but it's finally done and the owners were doing an open house for everyone that had worked on the house to come and tour the finished project.

We got bused up in Q&D's own transport bus and were the first ones there. Were greeted by the owners at the door and toured the house. I can't really find the words to describe the house except to say it is out of this world. One whole side of it is glass that overlooks the lake and it's not a deep house but tall, 4 stories high. Just one of the few examples of the luxuries. It had a glass elevator incase you didn't want to climb up and down the stairs. Complete with glass doors that open and shut as you get in and out. I didn't even know one could build a house like this. Speechless was what I was. Andy was glad that he got to finally show me the house he had been working on for oh so long and the reason for many redrawing of plans.

Andy and I were talking to the bus gal on the way back and we were asking her if she would get an opportunity to tour the house and she said she would rather not cause it's like seeing something but never being able to have it. That got me thinking, even though the house was in a class all by itself and only for a few people in America could build it, and it was breath taking, I wouldn't want to live in it. Plus I couldn't imagine cleaning up all the face and hand marks on the glass that my two children would make :)...

I like my life and am content with our house. I'm grateful for where I am and don't see that the one who dies with the most expensive house wins in life. I want to help build up my house and not tear it down with the words I speak to my children and my husband. I have recently been learning about Proverbs 14:1 "
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down."

So we left the glass house to go back to our house that day and our real life with our two wonderful kids who make life interesting and exciting and to my husband that is by my side

2 comments:

Plucky said...

You are a very wise woman Erica . . .

As to seeing the result of your husband's hard work, I sometimes wish Susanne could how I go about my job . . . I think it is cool that you were interested . . .

Erica said...

oh thanks, Plucky! It was really something. Jobs should have bring your wife to work day ;)