Tuesday, October 24, 2006

THE kitchen at my house

Last Thursday this is what my kitchen looked like. My ironing board really can't seem to find a place. I am a "put it" person, so my counters are usually quite put upon! I love white glass, and my cabinets allowed me to fill the tops with it. Along with things like lunch boxes, saw blades, etc. You get the idea.

Friday I worked and then came home to start emptying cabinets. We got some of them done, but saved the majority for Saturday. I absolutely love being off of work on Saturday. Why does it feel like I manage to get so much more done? We emptied and scrounged for rubbermaid totes from anywhere we could find. Don't forget that I had just done that lovely "monthly grocery shop" expedition to Wally World. Anna and Duke look like they accomplished much today! The living room had it's share of Campbell's soup and Rubbermaid.

The old kitchen was gone early in the day Saturday. We set up a temporary "coffee station" at a camp table in the family room. Is still working quite well! Then started the fun stuff! Anna & I went to a wonderful wedding. We joined in celebrating the marriage of Debbie Johnson & Doug Karvonen. And ... even more lovely ... I worked in the kitchen and had to be there at 4 pm. Jari was "happy" to have something to do while I was gone. You see we had a small problem. We sort of jimmy rig things. And ... to have this house legal to sell it sort of needed some electrical and plumbing help. The sheetrock behind the sink side was obnoxious. A trip to Home Depot (should really invest in some of their stock someday!) before I went to the wedding and Jari was good to go. I didn't get home until 10:30ish. And ... came home to a kitchen that was wired, plumbed and dry walled! Unfortunately, we still had to texture and paint before Monday morning. So, Sunday afternoon & evening (with me running a fever and feeling incredibly lousy) were spent on mudding, texturing, remudding (with assistance from Frans), and painting! The floors were even mopped before my head hit the pillow that night.

The old cabinets moved to the back patio. Am hoping to recycle the good upper cabinets for the laundry room ... that is next on my hubby's "honey do" list. (Good thing he gets to go relax this weekend because it is nonstop around here!)

The new cabinets that Jari & the kitchen guy, Keith, picked up were just sitting on the trailer in the backyard waiting ever so patiently!

I really hate to do this ... but you will have to wait until Thursday to see pictures of the new kitchen. It was installed between 8:30 yesterday morning & noon today. It is beautiful. I am so lucky.


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Looks like a lot of work. Can't wait to see what the new kitchen looks like.

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

OOooohhhh!!! The suspense is killing me!!!!! MUST see pictures!!!! C'mon!!! : ) Just kidding! laurie

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

it was kinda weird not having a kitchen.. but i survived! i will surly (try) to post some if my mother does not post first! oh well.. i love the new kitchen and i dont/wanna moive! oh well