As I walked the proposed museum’s site I realized the space needed remodeling. But as you know, many times there is more than one way to accomplish a task.
I’m sure you can all relate with the arguments you’ve had with a boss, spouse or parent as to how something SHOULD be done. Well my original thought was caulk and paint but my wife said, “gut it!”
But dear, I pleaded, â€œit will cost too much and it will take more time than we would like. She insisted, “Gut it!” Ok then, I responded back, Let me ask three people I trust. I’ll give them the two scenarios and let them give us their opinion. Doesn’t the Bible state, “In a multitude of counselors there is safety?” Public opinion would win this fork in the road one way or another. So I went to the three who happen to have experience in remodeling and asked the question and guess what all three said? Gut it? No! They unanimously agreed that caulk and paint would be the way to accomplish step one of the museum’s economic renovation.
Did I gloat? If I did, it was for a microsecond, for three days later with hammer and pry bars we began gutting the space to the bone. The extra effort was worth it. Traveling the route my wife suggested and its rightness was becoming increasingly apparent as more and more of the bare walls presented themselves. So mark one down for the wife being right. This was late October 2005.
Next up: The Naked Museum.