Years ago when we were working on our NM house, Toby's mom came for a visit. We were in the middle of putting in our counters and kitchen sink while she was there. Things were kind of a mess. She asked if we were sure we knew what we were doing. It could have been hurtful, if it were not so funny. A few months later she came back for a visit when the house was complete. She was very much impressed with what we had done.
Another time when we lived in a trailer house in RR, a friend came over for a visit. We had lived in that house for a number of years, but this particular friend had never been inside. As she walked in, she said, "Oh! This is very nice." as if she thought it was going to be some white-trash trailer house and she had been surprised. You'd have to have heard the inflection in her voice to really understand. Maybe because I am a jeans and T-shirt sort of gal, people think I have no taste.
Then I have had friends who when you tell them what your plans are on the house, they tell you all the downsides to it. The nay-sayers! I guess that is better than the ones who tell the downsides after the fact. Still, if you don't like it, I'd rather not hear about it.
One more story: Back in the day, a young friend of mine had just found out she was pregnant. She told me she and her husband had thought of this "great name that no one else had used," but that she did not what to tell the name for fear that someone would use it. So I said that she could tell me, 'cause I had my kids and was not having any more. Then in a little-girl-excited sort of way she said, "Aspen." Really! I replied, "Cindy Allen's cat is named Aspen." totally bursting her bubble. Jesse lectured me later - said I should have just remained quiet, but I thought she should know. And there is nothing wrong with naming your kid after a cat - it was a good cat.
So maybe I don't post more pics of my house because I don't want you to think I don't know what I'm doing. Or it could be that I don't want to hear the nay-sayers. Or maybe it is because I'm afraid someone will poopoo my plans. Mostly, I just want to wait until it all comes together and have one big ooh-ahh time. Then again, maybe I post one soon.