just one more…

We’re still waiting for the contractor and his crew to start the remodel. I cannot really complain, because this is a paid-for-by-home-insurance project, but living like this is getting old.

So yesterday I decided to remove a cabinet door. Just for the heck of it.

I cannot tell you how much fun this was.

So I kept going.

Banjo Man came upstairs and didn’t even notice. I guess he was focused on lunch.

But after he saw what I’d done, he wanted to get involved, too. “I wonder if it’s hard to take one of these completely out,” he mused.

“Go for it,” I said, handing him the fancy screwdriver.

Gone, baby, gone.

I also made a rushed trip to Home Depot. Have you ever opened an old tub of drywall mud to discover it is filled with dark green mold?

Not a pretty sight.

Because I’m repairing wall and fixing holes I need my drywall mud. The new little tub that Banjo Man bought me just wasn’t going to cut it. Hello again, Depot.

I also collected another dozen Formica and WilsonArt laminate counter samples, because I am deep in Kitchen Counter Hell. The quartz I like would cost $3200. The Formica Solid Surface I fell in love with (similar to Corian, I learned) would cost almost $3500. Neither is even close to being within my budget. The insurance company isn’t paying for a new counter, so this is up to us. And “us” is frugal.

I’ve decided I am so tired of white counter tops. There will be plenty of white elsewhere and I don’t especially want to feel as if I’m living in an igloo, so the search continues.

But I did order the new lighting fixtures–one with a little extra sparkle for over the dining room table and one with lots of extra sparkle for over the island. As much as I tried, I just couldn’t click the shopping cart button for the more minimalist choices.

I’ve tried to put a picture in here, but for some mysterious computer glitch I can’t do it. So you’ll have to visit in a few months and check it out for yourselves.

Parts of Rhode Island ended up with 18″ of snow last night, which was a bit unexpected. We have about 6″, but the stuff is going to freeze and won’t melt until Friday when the temps get above freezing. It’s a wintry mess this morning, but I have a great big container of dry wall mud and some walls that need help, so I’m going nowhere.

It’s a very good day to stay home.

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5 Responses to just one more…

  1. Ellie says:

    Kristine, you were always handy with a screwdriver! This brought back memories of the past. The contractors will be forever thankful👍 I’m impressed!

  2. Marge Fridrich says:

    Oh my. I send boxcar loads of empathy.
    Tubes of sealant were my weapon in Tucson.
    Me thinks 2 people are anxious for the work to begin
    and may meet the workers with the familiar “Let’s get a move on here. “

  3. Marge Fridrich says:

    Forgot to say “no more ladders baby sister and brother”. Fun or no fun. !!!!!!! But I know how good it feels to get something done. 🤨❤️ Sent from my iPhone


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