How long should it take to mosaic two small bathroom walls?
Hmmm. The two walls together are only 88 square feet. If you were just throwing some time at them it might take one non-tile-laying layman a few days—or maybe a weekend—and of course 88 square feet of tiles.
Because I was doing a mosaic, the amount of tile needed ran between one quarter and one third that amount.
So let’s see, there’s coming up with the design, breaking the tile, changing your mind several times about the design, breaking more tile, gluing the broken pieces down, stepping back and looking at the design that you change your mind about every few minutes, and repeating this process several hundred times. How long should this project take?
Let’s throw in two boys, motherhood, wifedom, gardening, housekeeping, dogs, birds, driving endlessly to pick up and drop off and picking up and grocery shopping and blogging and gardening and helping other people garden, watercolor journaling, house-painting, volunteer work, gardening, watching the Bachelorette, reading people magazine, reading gardening magazines, taking silly classes, entertaining, gardening, surfing, running, hiking, yoga, biking and gardening…
I think this project should take three years.
Yep, that’s it, not a minute longer.
Well maybe a minute, maybe two or three.
O.K. let’s say another year. But that is it.
Four years is all it should take.
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