A day of rest…HA!
We went outside and did limited snow removal. The advantage of spring snow is it is going to melt fairly quickly! Wayne and I worked in our offices most of the day trying to catch up. Wayne has sanded more of the woodwork to prep for paint. I told him I will paint all trim woodwork. I like painting-it is therapeutic for me as long as I am not being rushed. Wayne has complimented me on my trim painting skills. He doesn’t like painting trim so he is trying to keep me pumped up…haha! I keep revisiting the tile….I am going to drive myself nuts.
I texted a dear sweet client of ours, who we did a big kitchen renovation for, and told her I so empathize even more now! She said that unless someone goes through it- they will not totally get it. Both she and I like to cook, so the temporary kitchen can be a blessing and a curse. This has been good for Wayne and me. It has enlightened us more in a few areas which will be helpful for our future clients. Also, I am allowed to text/call and vent to this sweet client whenever I need to –haha! We are really blessed with great clients. Many of our clients turn into repeat clients…so we must be doing it right!
I have arranged for the electrician to come here on Wednesday and the gas company will be here also to set up the cook top. I think by next weekend-I will be able to move back into my kitchen. The tile may not be done but enough will be done to allow the kitchen to function. I have started a master list for my kitchen of things I need to do before moving back in—that are not construction related. I need to clean of course, get liners for drawers/cabinets….measure the sizes, new utensil holders (old ones do not match—off to my camp they will go), hook inside the cabinet sink doors for towel hanging, install paper towel holder (new one), and try to move in slowly so I can adjust shelves accordingly. I can only reach the first two shelves. So that means putting the most used items in the first two shelves and the base cabinets. But there is no guarantee that shelf #2 will always be reachable and then add shelve #3 and #4 which by no means are reachable --except by stool/ladder for which I have bought a new one. May I not shrink with age and may I always be able to dance on the counters which is the most fun way to reach the shelving…hahahaha!
Wayne sanded the floor some tonight to prep for another coat but he could not finish sanding because the poor guy is exhausted. Like I said…a day of rest…HA!
Ugh – now I remember why I hire people to do this type of work… I spent the entire afternoon caulking, spackling nail heads, and sanding the trim for paint. As is the case for most things, it is the preparation that makes the final product so good. As much as I did not enjoy today’s tedious efforts – I know the paint job will really look good. Dinner and a movie at home was a nice conclusion to the week. Who needs a kitchen anyway? I’m getting accustomed to this. Lol - I wonder if Wendy’s blog will mimic this.