Yeah, that’s not what we’re doing.
But goddamn, we are talking a really good game right now.
Randy and I have decided to finally take care of issues we have with this house we bought. Nearly 4 years ago.
First, we replaced the water heater.
After finding roof damage, we just got a new roof which was covered under our homeowner’s insurance.
Next week, our sagging driveway gets propped up.
We want to update our kitchen and repaint the dining room. Also, optimize the pantry space. And kitchen.
Our kitchen is dinky. Two people can work together in there. But not without some hurt feelings and general bickering. Seriously, how does he manage to step right in my way every fucking time?
Our changes won’t really make that better since I can’t make the room bigger. However, we can better utilize our space and make everything more accessible, which really, will eliminate at least 36% of our frustration.
36% was calculated by using the super scientific method of making up a percentage that has no meaning whatsoever. It also may be 37%.
Anyway, we’ve been having a lot of fun looking at shelving and mentally rearranging everything.
In my mind?
- I have repainted the kitchen cabinets and the entire dining room.
- We’ve shopped for dishes, curtains and oddly shaped light bulbs.
- We’ve shopped for rugs, back splashes, and bar stools.
Then, I had to bring us back to reality.
All these jobs can’t start without a little prep work.
By a little, I mean, we have a lot of prep work to do.
For instance, we can’t organize the pantry until we actually clean out the pantry.
I squared my shoulders, adjusted my pajama pants, and started pulling stuff out of the pantry.
Okay, stay with me, I’m going to veer off a little.
Around Thanksgiving, I did something to my baby toe on my right foot. No idea what. But it hurt like a motherfucker. I finally went to the doctor in December about my sad, swollen, purple toe. They sent me for an X-ray. Turns out it was not broken. They said to call if it didn’t get better.
Well, it has not gotten better and I just got around to making another appointment last week. I see the doctor on Tuesday. I have one pair of boots that I can wear that don’t hurt my toe. I’m glad it’s cold out.
So anyway, I started clearing out the pantry and I stepped on a shard of glass that punctured the left ball of my foot.
I had to take a break to try to get the bleeding to stop. Super happy it was my left foot because at least now both of my feet hurt. Once I got back to cleaning, I found that there was no more broken glass. I found the one piece in there. With my foot.
I guess sorting out the pantry isn’t a huge step in all the improvements we want to do. But it’s a start. We aren’t on a deadline.
We just have to keep moving forward. Hopefully with less bloodletting.
So, when I say we’re kicking ass, it’s possible that I’m the one getting my ass kicked.
Still taking a few names though.
The pantry looks amazing.
Edited to add: Today is Betty White’s 100th birthday!! If you are able, please consider making a small donation to an animal rescue in her honor. Or you could donate to the rescue where we got our kitties, Alfie and Gertie.