Can you say "e-x-h-a-u-s-t-i-o-n?" We should feel energized and ready to do double time on this mess of a remodeling adventure today because we had such a good day yesterday.
We pulled out of the driveway at 6:15 yesterday morning and arrived back home a couple of minutes before 8 p.m. It was another trip to the big city for supplies and happily, one thing after another kept falling into place as we worked our way down our list during the day.
We came home with a kitchen sink (I was truly beginning to despair of ever finding one I was happy with let alone really, REALLY happy with).
Faucets for said sink . . .
Tile for under the wood stove . . .
. . . and the one custom-made counter top and laminate for B to make the others. A range exhaust hood and oodles of little miscellaneous stuff needed, more drawer slides and handles for the new cabinets and good ideas for the ceiling, walls and flooring of the living room. (That would be, of course, if we ever get done with the kitchen.)
We sat up a little late after getting home and unloading (thanks to our dear daughter for all her help) talking with her and unwinding. As she said at one point, "Oh, Mom, this is so much more of a mess than comes across on your blog!" Thanks, hon.
So as I said above, we should feel very good about our day full of accomplishments yesterday (and we do), but jumping back into the labor this morning feels like the last thing we want to do. At one point yesterday we were trying to make a decision on some one thing or another and the salesman said, "Is this a house you will be considering for resale in the future?" Papa Pea and I looked at each other and said almost in unison, "After we get done with this remodeling? No way!" (Actually, I think the "no way" came out as something more like, "Hell, no!")
To top it all off, yesterday was Papa Pea's big 70th birthday although he doesn't feel (or look!) like he's 70. (Okay, maybe this morning just a little bit.) His daughter wrote a wonderful post on her blog yesterday in honor of his birthday that brought back a trillion memories to all of us.
Perhaps if I fortify myself with another latte I'll be able to get up and face the day with renewed vim and vigor. Anybody got any extra vim and vigor to loan me?
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