Saturday, January 5, 2008

Roughin' It

Keep your eye on the prize. That's what I keep telling myself. My kitchen is completely demolished at this point, I can't do anything in it, at times, we can't even walk through it which means no access to the basement either. My whole house is covered in a fine sheet of dust after two days of tearing down drywall, plywood, insulation, etc. It's dirty, disgusting, unorganized and my kids are driving absolutely crazy. Add to that insane PMS and you have one pissy momma here. But I'm trying to patient because my dear husband is giving us the kitchen of our dreams and if I can just survive a bit longer, I'll have it. I'm always naive enough to think every home improvement project will go faster and smoother than it actually does. At least I'm smart enough to know by now that it ALWAYS costs more than you originally planned. You should have seem me trying to cook dinner yesterday. Throw it all in the crockpot and cook it downstairs. No problem right?? Well trying to find everything was an adventure in itself. I had to scrub potatoes in the bathroom sink, manuever my way through sheets of plastic and haphazard rows of cabinets to find my spices and dishes, hurry and grab carrots and roast out of the fridge as to not let any cold out since the power was out. I get it all together and get it in the basement. Needless to say we've been eating a lot of takeout. Thank goodness for all those gift certificates we got for Christmas. I should be able to cook again starting tomorrow. Yeeha!
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On a happy note......Todd and I are going to the Blue Devil/Raider Basketball game tonight. DAMN, no we're not. One of Todd's co-workers called and said their inlaws had 2 tickets for tonight's game that they were looking to get rid of. Todd's parents offered to watch the boys. Woohoo we were all set. And literally as I wrote this first sentence about tonight's game, she called back and said when she called her inlaws, they had just given them away. Oh well, guess we'll watch it from home like we originally planned. That gives us more time to work on the kitchen right???
The boys and I found some kitties we fell in love with today. But until the kitchen is done, the adoption is on hold. I can't see bringing a poor cat into this mess. It would be too hard of an adjustment. Heck, the boys aren't even dealing with it well. I can't expect a strange cat to adjust to it. But at least we know there are cats out there for us in a couple of weeks. We have kitten fever here!

5 comments:

Dianna said...

I don't envy your kitchen craziness~time to invite yourselves over to everyone's house for dinner! Hey, you've got a lot of family...

HEY BOZARTHS! HAVE A HEART...INVITE THESE POOR KIDS OVER FOR DINNER!!!

Kel, you can thank me later...

Dianna said...

I'm *tagging* you again Smelly!

Kelly said...

YAY the Raider's won in overtime. It was an awesome game!!

UPDATE: We currently have no lights in the dining room, living room, or Drew's room. Long story. And we can't get it fixed today. So tonight we will watch TV in the dark and if we want to eat (the food is all stored in the dining room) we will need a flashlight to find it. Drew will just use a little lamp in his room. Good times, people, good times.

Mom said...

Somehow you are making me nervous for building a whole house-if you are having such fun with one room! Just remember you will laugh at this all one day.........isnt that what they always say????

Aunt Cindy said...

Been There Done That, more than a half dozen times....and EVERY time I swear NEVER again...the next sucker can finish what we started. We are down to only 2 rooms with original plaster, and they are staying that way. I am glad you are getting your new kitchen, but that IS truly the worse room to do. I had to take dishes to our upstairs bathroom to wash in the tub b/c the sink was way too tiny, during our remodel. Good luck, and keep your eye toward the prize [kitchen you're dying to have]