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Wrapping Up a Personal Interregnum?

Yeah ‘interregnum’ is an SAT prep kinda word, but for some forgotten reason it came up the other day, and hung around in the back of my mind. I’ve always thought of it as defining the ‘unruly’ period between two monarchs, and it occurred two me that perhaps that’s what I could call the last six months: my own personal interregnum. By that I mean, that period between my previous life, which was ruled on a daily basis by school/work, and my future life, which will be ‘ruled’ by….still unclear. While I’m not certain, I think I’m beginning to sort out what will order my daily routine. Don’t get me wrong, my first six months of retirement have been both productive and enjoyable. I’ve gotten ahead on some projects here in the country, though by no means am I caught up. And I’ve also had some time to think about me, and what brings me satisfaction. On that list of satisfiers, (along with a stiff bourbon at sunset), is a task to be done, preferably in my own manner and at my own pace, with skills that I at least sort of possess. I mean, while I’ve thoroughly appreciated having more time to fish, and continue to look forward to my weekly sessions gardening with the kids doing community service in Siler City, I realize that I emotionally need a to-do list damn near everyday or I start twitching. So, in gradually ending this first phase of retirement, I’ve decided to tackle a big project, which will likely ‘rule’ my life for the next few years. It’s one that my wife and I have talked about for years, but I’ve been seriously dragging my feet, reluctant to spend our savings to pay for someone else’s labor (and giving that someone else control to boot). So starting in early spring, I plan to embark on stage one of a three-stage home renovation/addition project. It will mean sore muscles, and acquiring or dusting off construction skills largely dormant since we built our own house in 1986-88, while I was teaching high school. I’m hoping to farm out as little as possible, but point-and-pay is always an option, since I’m definitely not as young as I used to be.

This week, my opening moves have been spent in front of the computer, learning the CAD program I used to generate the 2D and 3D images below.

Draft of Parts 1 and 2 (west view)

In the image above, our existing house is under the light colored silver roof, and is sided in white. Stage one is adding a new entrance, seen in brown siding, under the darker roof (red arrow) seen at the left front. Stage two (a dining room) also uses brown siding in the drawing, but is largely under the light-silver roof of the existing house, since it consists of converting an existing screen porch/entrance. This addition is seen on the right. While stage three (the most ambitious) is a large, geriatric-friendly bedroom and bathroom, seen under the back right red arrow.

Renovation Plans2

In the two dimensional plan, stages one and two are outlined in red. The area in green is the existing screen porch, which we plan to double the existing width and morph the area into a new dining room. Stage three isn’t shown on the 2D plan (it’s off the bottom of the page), and is only vaguely roughed in on the last 3D image below, in which it is the right-hand red arrow. The middle arrow points to the planned bump-out to widen the dining room, which will require adding six feet or so to the existing roof line.

Draft of Parts 1 and 2 (south view)

So, after six months of deciding how to spend my early years of retirement, I’m hoping that this is a good call. Wish us luck.

3 Responses to “Wrapping Up a Personal Interregnum?”

  1. I’m impressed with your learning the CAD program to generate the 2D and 3D images. I hope that you plan to take ample photographs and post them here to provide your readers with progress updates. I love other people’s projects! The plans look great!

  2. looks like a good use of your energy. Love your Google Sketchup work. Thats a fun program. Good luck. Hope you blog through the process. Need some inspiration to get moving on some of my own projects.

  3. In your description of what satisfies, I hear Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s definition of Flow. I think of his theory often in retirement as I find that I seek that state regularly when there is time and freedom to do so. I would emphasize the need to be LEARNING while at my task. Quilting in the modern style is giving flow just now. I seem to go at it as if it were my job, although I give my products away. I wish you flow in your undertaking.

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