Our good friend/lady carpenter, B, was here today to discuss plans for our big remodeling/finishing the house project.
My now kitchen/living room is going to become all living room and the room next to it that we added on will become my new kitchen. (Got that straight?)
The three of us had been in the unfinished to-be kitchen room discussing venting the gas kitchen range. Made some decisions and were all walking through the present kitchen/living room when for some reason, my hubby happened to glance at the wall that one of my present overhead kitchen cabinets is hung on.
It's a good sized cabinet in which I store all my glasses, mugs, and a couple other things.
This is what he saw. The whole box frame of the cabinet was coming unattached from the wall! All three of us stood there with a "what the . . . ??" look on our faces.
I opened the cabinet doors and immediately could see that the shelves were all slanting downward toward me and some of the glassware had slipped a half inch or so off the shelf surface. Panic!
Do you know how fast we unloaded that cabinet?
This is the bulk of what was in there.
B asked if we wanted a quick fix or should she take the whole thing off the wall and do a little reconstruction surgery. Since all the cabinets will be torn out with the remodeling, I told her to go with a quick and dirty. I really didn't care what she did as long as it held for a few more months.
And here is everything put back into place. I had been meaning to clean out that particular cabinet for a while anyway. Now it's clean.
But can you imagine the disaster if hubby hadn't spotted it pulling away from the framing when he did? I'm guessing every single piece of glass in there would have shattered . . . and we'd both probably have had heart attacks when it fell!
An aside: At about the same time we saw the potential cabinet disaster, our good neighbor, D, stopped by with some fresh fish for us. He stayed for a mug of coffee and when B saw me snapping pictures, she suggested I get a shot of her working with Papa Pea and D sitting at the table supervising her work while drinking coffee. Shoulda done it, I shoulda!
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