Sunday, September 9, 2012

WHY WE ARE STILL EATING OFF OF THE KITCHEN COUNTER, INSTEAD OF A TABLE

Last year, my husband and I decided we needed to have some work done on our house.  With the three oldest daughters out on their own now, and Olivia at college for most of the year, it seemed like an ideal time to give our house a little update.  Olivia was just four when we first moved out here, the twins were 10 and Holly was 13, so the fifteen years that ensued were busy ones, that were filled with a parade of friends, pups, cats, fish, parties, sleepovers and school projects, (not to mention a few of my cooking disasters or the couple of floods in the basement) so the house was in definite need of a "little sprucing up." Since Dave was exhausted from having been working six days a week to pay for all of the aforementioned, as well as the groceries, clothes, mortgage, vacations and college fees, too, we decided to hire a contractor to help us with the job. The plan was to have the whole house painted, an upstairs bathroom remodeled and new flooring to be put in throughout the house, but, somehow, along the way, two more bathrooms, the laundry room and the kitchen ended up being remodeled, as well. The project took many months, and the fact that our marriage survived intact speaks volumes about our tenacity.
Each day I would return from work, excited to see what new transformation would greet me, beyond the dust and mess.  My unabashed enthusiasm often amused the workers, as I would expound, at great length, about the beauty of drywall or hug the new laundry tub, which came with a retractable hose AND towel rack!  We muddled through our absence of a working sink in the kitchen, and the loss of my favorite curling iron (which I still haven't located amongst the many items that remain in the 10,000 boxes, still unpacked, in the basement) until, finally, after months of work, the job was completed. The house looked more lovely than I could have ever imagined and the only thing left to be done (other than unpacking those pesky boxes) was to buy a new kitchen table and some furniture for the family room...that was almost two months ago and I still have not completed these tasks.
Since July we have been without a kitchen table, which one would think would spur me on to make a quicker decision, but, not only do I hate shopping, the ability to go online offers far too many choices.  One site alone brags that it has over 7400 tables to choose from!!  Are these people crazy??  I get exhausted just thinking about looking at 7400 tables, much less choosing one!! And what if I choose one and then see it cheaper on a different site that offers 7400 tables??  Not only will I hate myself, but, more importantly,  I will have been forced to have looked at 14,800 tables!!!!!  So, I am left with the only sensible thing to do....eat off of my brand new kitchen counter for the remainder of my life, or until they offer me less choices.
Blessings, Amycita...and here are a few pics of the project. :]









9 comments:

  1. looks wonderful......the end result worth all the inconveience.....and mess..........

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    1. well, thank you...and there really was a LOT of mess. (and some still exists, but i attempted to hide it while taking the photos.) :D

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  2. its allways a hassle when doing it...but when it gets done...the mess is most definetely worth it...looks great...enjoy....

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  3. Oh good grief! There is no need for that many tables surely! Mission it! Go looking and get one and then show us! I am really quick at choosing stuff and very easily pleased. Looking at more than five tables would fry my head. Your house looks lovely. Home Sweet Home...but ya do need a table! :)

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    1. lol! i couldn't agree with you more! a table has a top and four legs....how many variations of those elements can there possibly be??? and all i am looking for is a very plain, black or espresso colored, rectangular table with 6 chairs. well...and one that doesn't cost an arm and a (table) leg. ;D

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    2. and, Inthesky, i noticed that you are from the United Kingdom...one of my daughters will be visiting there, in november. i wish it was me visiting...we could have shared some tea!!!!!

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  4. The house looks great in all those photos! You guys did such a good job!

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    1. thank you, delightful daughter of mine. :D

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