Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Beginning of the Beginning...

Quote for the Day:
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Easter weekend both Andy and I were on-call for our respective workplaces.  Though neither of us got called in, when you are on-call you can't get too involved in anything at home lest you have to up and leave in a hurry.  And in my case, I need to be clean and presentable when I show up for my job so I try not to get involved in things that will get me dirty or sweaty.  (Nobody wants a dirty, smelly, sweaty nurse taking care of them...at least I don't think so anyway!  LOL)

Because of this, we weren't able to get too involved in starting the kitchen remodel.  However, we did decide to remove everything from the only set of wall cabinets that our kitchen owns, thus preparing the upper cabinets for removal when we get the chance.

From this picture you can see my ONLY counter space and ONLY upper cabinets in this kitchen...

Notice how the upper cabinet doors don't close????  For two reasons...the ones on the left are where my plates are kept...and the cupboard isn't DEEP enough for the plates...so the doors don't close.  As for the middle and right set of doors...there is just too many layers of paint on them...so they don't close!  :(

And how 'bout that counter space???  Yep, Folks...that's ALL my kitchen offers in the way of counter space...at least for now...  :)

We removed everything from the top cupboards...

and put the dishes we will be using during the remodeling project on the dining room table where we can get to them...

We boxed up some things for the yard sale, and boxed other things that we don't think we'll need till we are done with the remodel and put them all in the basement.

Last night I came home from work and found that Andy had mowed the front lawn.  (It looks very nice now.)  I asked him if he had done the back lawn, too, and he said, "no".  Evidently, both the riding lawn mower and the push lawn mower had decided to quit working when he started on the back lawn.  :(((  After dealing with that he said he felt like "destroying something"...so he came  inside and removed the doors from the upper cabinets!  LOL

Hey...ya gotta start somewhere!  LOL  

This weekend we are both off of work, so we are planning on getting the remodel more underway.   I'll be keeping you all informed as the renovation gets underway...whether you want to hear about it or not!  LOL  Stay tuned for ALL the GORY details!  :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Hope you have a wonderful day!  Please leave me a comment to let me know you were here!

Till we meet again...

1 comment:

  1. Luv ya, Aunt Loretta and Uncle Andy! So happy for you, as you work on the kitchen remodel! It will look gorgeous once finished...if we can't visit, we can at least 'ooh and aah' online!!
    You two are always in a constant state of improvement...I'm just amazed and always am wondering "what will be next for them?!"
    ~Susana in Indy