(n): consumption
1. the using up of a resource.

Funny thing about renovation: it can be consuming. Not surprised? Well to be honest I was, and still am, for that matter.  When we began working on this house we were fueled by pure excitement.  We had an insatiable energy to tackle projects large and small, (mainly large). So insatiable, in fact, that it put me in the ER for an inflamed lung on one occasion. Tile samples, and faucet styles, and flooring options, and deck stain, and counter tops, and shelving units become literally all you think about.

While you used to browse Pinterest for romantic fairy tale wedding ideas, or Reddit for your daily dose of comic relief, you now dive deep into youtube for DIY installation tutorials, and excitedly text your spouse screenshots of lawn trimmers on clearance.

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