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In the Battle of the Sexes, I Think I Lost This One

I greatly underestimated how stressful it would be to build a house. Everything has been progressing smoothly and there are no problems with our builder or the construction process. The problem is me and my crazy brain. 

One day, I'll visit the house and be so thrilled I practically skip through the halls, loving every detail. The next, this wall is wrong and that ceiling height is awful and how could we be so stupid to put the house in this location and what were we thinking when we designed the floorplan and if only we could go back in time, our lives would not be ruined now. Oh, I hope I hope I hope the finished house is nice!

One of my biggest house concerns has been capturing views. So many 2ams lately have had me on the verge of a panic attack, unable to breathe as I fixate on seeing the corner of a neighbor's house through one window or a distant roof through another. The driveway snakes across the entire front of the house. More trees were cleared than we'd initially hoped and many may still die. The windows to several rooms have no view and no privacy. From the foyer, you can see power lines in the distance.

*Deep breath*

Here is what you see when looking through one of the living room windows. I'm just going to focus on this photo when I think of views from now on. And just think how great it will look once the scrap pile is removed!

You'll never guess which room ended up with the best views in the house.

Sexy Nerd's insanely oversized garage, complete with insanely oversized windows and a glass door for 360 degrees of glorious views.

The garage was going to be on the other side of the house, where the views and privacy aren't as nice. At the last minute though, Sexy Nerd flipped the house. He has a million reasons why this was a smart move, none of which include his spectacularly situated mega-garage.

Mmm hmmm. The flip had nothing to do with the garage. Suuure, Sexy Nerd.

(Meanwhile, the master bedroom and my office will require closed curtains at all times. And did I mention the driveway stretches through our entire front yard?)

There's that stress again. *Deep breath*

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