As the Texas remodel under Charlie Strong became more evident as a complete rebuild rather than cosmetic renovation, many grew frustrated with the process. Scipio wrote using these metaphors before and they’re still apt, though we’re finally seeing some drywall and flooring over the studs and joists.
In the background I have on a show called Fixer Upper. You’ve probably seen it. It surrounds the work of a rather pleasant couple who are in business together. She the real estate agent/designer who looks and makes things pretty; he the renovator who seems to relish de- and re-constructing equally.