The kitchen is very unreal to me right now. I keep seeing our old chipped, painted, plywood cabinets transposed over the new Ikea ones. It's like I can't make my eyes focus because my brain doesn't actually believe that there's a new kitchen. It's so pretty! We're so used to busting our behinds to make ends meet not to get a big home improvement project. I keep thinking I'll have to hand over the kitchen when we're done.
You see all those empty spaces where appliances go? So far the appliance fairy has been a no show even though I keep putting my old stove knobs under my pillow at night. But we agreed that once the bulk of the kitchen was installed we would catch up with bills before Sallie Mae stops by to bust our kneecaps. I may be doing dishes in that sink for awhile yet but that's ok - how yummy is that sink?
And may I say that husband is amazing. The fact that he measures and cuts and gets it right blows me away. But his tenacity is is incredible. He worked from 9 am to 10 pm, almost nonstop today. And he''ll get up at 6 am tomorrow to get ready for work. Then he'll start working on the kitchen immediately after work tomorrow. How did I luck out with this one?
Me? I pick up and repick up the house till I feel like I'm in that movie Groundhog Day. Stopping to watch episodes of Season I, ROME by HBO (So good!) when my right eye starts twitching. I think the next phase is installing shelves in the cabinets, handles on the doors and drawers and selling bad gifts on ebay so we can buy our laminate counter top. That's all for now!