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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Welcome to Fall!

Yeeow! Long time no blog, eh?

Well I've been busy y'all. Maybe some of you gals with kids feel the same as I do about the beginning of the school year. It's a mixed bag - yeah you "get rid of" the kids for a good portion of the day, but somehow you find yourself even busier than ever. I think it becomes a mad dash to catch up on all of the tasks that get left hanging over the lazy days of summer.

So...kitchen STILL not done. In fact there has been no significant progress since I last blogged - that's three weeks ago. Many more stupid screw ups. Glass inserts for the cabinet doors are a good example. We are sent an order which turns out to only be half the pieces that we actually need. Of the half we get, half of those are cut to the wrong dimensions. Of the half that are the right dimensions, half of those have a defect in the pattern and are unusable. We get two glass panels out of the whole lot. Repeat that whole process twice and that brings you up to date. We're still four glass panels short.

Our groceries (aside from refrigerated items) are still being "stored" on the living room floor. Because we still don't have doors to the pantry. Until the doors are installed we can't put up shelves because we won't have the exact dimensions of the interior pantry space. Oh, there were doors delivered. But, you guessed it - instead of two large doors for each of the two closets, we were sent four doors, each of which were exactly half the size they were supposed to be.

Seriously - it is enough to make me blow a gasket. Instead, I am doing my best to ignore it. What else can I do? :(

Well - I can knit. I've got the two baby blankets sewn together, ends woven in, and borders knitted. I've only got a teeny teeny bit of sewing up left to do on the borders - and then POOF! Two baby blankets done. It's been a lot of work but I've really enjoyed it. And I think I'll be pretty proud of the results.

Oh - and I did a MAJOR clean out of my closet. I ended up with 12 (!) large green trash bags of clothes and shoes to give away. If it was fugly, didn't fit or hadn't been worn in the past year, I tossed it. It was brutal - but oh so satisfying. I had shoes still left over from high school! I guess I never could see the sense in throwing away perfectly good shoes - even though I never would wear them. But man, - a major overhaul like that feels good. Literally a weight off! And my walk in closet is truly walk-inable now. I don't even think it was this clean and organized when I moved in here!

Had the contractors over here a few days ago to measure the master bath and another upstairs bathroom. Both need to be totally re-done. But you can bet your life I won't be turning anymore $$ of mine over until the first job is actually finished. So, at this rate I guess, look for finished bathrooms sometime in 2010.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

I know what you mean about being even more busy. Things are crazy at my house.

Ahhhh!!!! about the renovations. I hate having work done on my house because there's always issues. Always. Blech.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Geez, I hope you get your pantry doors soon. I know how fast it gets old when you can't get your house straightened out.
I really need to clean out my clothes and shoes too. Like you, I save shoes that I never wear too, *just in case* I might need them.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Wow, so you ended up with what? One panel of glass that worked out?

Doesn't it feel so wonderful to get rid of the excess? I'm already stocking up again though.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I still have shoes from high school. They don't fit anymore. I hear that feet keep growing.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Yikes! I picture you suddenly losing it and menacing the contractors with some long, sharp knitting needles...

9:30 PM  

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