The kitchen reno starts Monday!
The next three days we're going to be clearing out the
kitchen, dining room, family room and foyer.
The flooring will go throughout all of these rooms, so
everything will be moved into the living room for a while.
I took my 'before' pictures before yesterday.
It's still a cute kitchen. Wow...lots of memories!
I gave my babies baths in that sink.
When I used to bake 30 dozen cookies at a time
for my business, they cooled on that island.
I've paced that floor contemplating joys and sorrow,
sat boys on the counter to bandage scraps and cuts,
taught them 'hot' from the stove, watched for the school
bus out the window, and researched autism sitting at my
little nook. Most of my bird photography has been taken out
those windows. Don't you just love memories?
The happy and the sad...they make up the beauty of our lives.
We were 25 years old when we built this house! The only
thing that is different is the refrigerator, which had to be replaced
last year. Even though it looks cute, in a vintage way, there are
lots of things that need replacing. We have over 60 cracked floor
tiles, duct tape holding cabinets together, warped doors that no
longer close completely, etc, etc.
I won't tell you what it's going to look like in a few weeks!
It's a surprise! Actually I was surprised, too, when what I
thought I wanted turned into something totally different
after we went shopping to pick things out! Fun, fun!
Now, let's see how this family does with all the disruption!
I'm not worried about me and The Mister. But the boys, especially
Alex, might have some stress. And the cats, rabbit and parakeets
will all be crazy, I think. haha...Oh my. At least our contractor
has a rabbit, too, so he's used to a snoopervisor with long,
floppy years. ha. Thanks, Deb, for that word. I love it.