Book #11: Taradiddle
This book was editioned in January of 2013 in Portland, OR; as a new homeowner I have slowly grown accustomed to having control over the more permanent parts of my domestic environment. The ability to remove or add structure combined with the desire to shape and redesign instills a sense of power. This power can quietly grow and fester, disguising itself as need.
In October 2012, a close friend and I began the first remodel in my home. Driven by aesthetics I let the ability to deconstruct and rebuild turn a simple desire into an unrelenting juggernaut of petty want and fiscal recklessness. The gross miscalculation of time and money that went into this project left me with plenty of time to understand how unnecessary this project was and how unrealistic my expectations were before it began.
“Here lies Walter Fielding. He bought a house, and it killed him.” -Tom Hanks as Walter Fielding, The Money Pit (1986)