August 30, 2012
...And The Kitchen Sink...
When we returned from the beach on Saturday, we came home to no kitchen. I should mention that this was expected. It didn't wander off. It wasn't stolen. It didn't disappear. No, we actually paid people to come in with sledgehammers* and crowbars to remove it. Entirely. They even made off with a wall.
While we expect a new and improved kitchen in three to four weeks, our lives are temporarily inconvenienced. Because of the layout of our house, we can no longer access the living room or most of the dining room and getting to the basement is not an option. We're cooking in a cheap microwave on the dining room floor. We've taken over the kids' playroom as our new living room. Plastic utensils and plates are used wherever possible. Dishes are washed in the guest bathroom. There's a fine film of drywall dust coating most everything. We have a coffee maker in our master bedroom. The fridge in our garage works but we're forced to go out the front door and open the garage door to get to it. Which has caused some interesting looks at seven in the morning as I return from the garage, bedheadded, with the kids' breakfast delicately balanced in my hands. (And no, I totally didn't run and get a beer from the garage in my boxers. That wasn't me.)
These are not the worst problems one could have. While inconvenient, the simple fact is we'll be getting a nice shiny kitchen and, after a week or so, we'll have blocked all the unpleasantries from our minds. But it sure is a pain in the ass now.
Posted by Chris at August 30, 2012 7:34 AM
* While I was typing this I accidentally typed sledgehappers which I really like the sound of.