I PROMISE that within the next week, finished or not, I will make a giant Kitchen Update. It’s been a little crazy around here, what with a number of unexpected issues cropping up at the very end of the project. I was going to write it all out, but honestly, it just doesn’t seem nearly as overwhelming and exhausting as it actually was as it was happening. Let’s just say that every time we thought we were turning a corner, we’d run into a wall.
I am so thankful for my dad and his knowledge and ability, because it saved us a ton of money, which is excellent, because at the moment, that well is running quite dry, thankyouverymuch. Although as I said on Twitter, it requires a certain amount of patience when you’re crack plumbing team consists of a 73 year old man with a history of stroke and….well, ME. I have to say, though, while my dad might not move very fast these days, he’s incredibly strong. It’s kind of amazing, actually.
Anyway, now all of our major issues should be resolved. And I am so relieved. We have a handful of things left to complete (mostly tomorrow), but aside from the dishwasher not being hooked up yet (there’s too much space around it and i’m trying to decide how i want to solve the problem) we’ve got a fully functioning kitchen. And it is AWESOME.
A big part of the frustration of the last couple of weeks was being so close and wanting to be so happy about the kitchen, but being unable to enjoy it because I was managing one somewhat overwhelming problem after another. But now I can finally slow down and take it all in and just be happy and grateful. I am a very lucky girl.