Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gettin' There

Kitchen:  November 18th

Kitchen:  December 1st

Kitchen:  December 4th

Me:  December 5th


The frikkin' Mayans better not be right.

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  1. Maybe they are and you somehow inadvertently end the world with your redecorating and what have you. Though it is coming along. Just a few more days and it'll be...slightly closer to being done.

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    1. That would actually be pretty funny if I left the heat gun on too long and a black hole forms in my backyard.
      Well, it WOULD be the end of the world, so maybe funny isn't the right word.

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  2. The Mayans were right about most everything else! But I'm loading up on chocolate just in case.

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    1. Hey, if you gotta go, go cocoa I always say.

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  3. Whoa! Will it be done in time for Christmas cooking? I hope so, Mickey D's isn't a great prospect for the holidays. lol

    The Mayans just procrastinated and eventually fell out of favor with regards to making calendars.

    Cheers and good luck on your renovation.

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    1. The bad news: no it won't. Well, everything but the sink countertop will be done, anyway.
      The good news: we're mooching off family in Virginia Beach for Christmas.

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  4. You've certainly lost weight, and I bet your blood pressure and cholesterol are way down too. I think a fat guy should have the privilege of finishing the kitchen off so he can benefit as you have.

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    1. And all I want is a sandwich. Well, and a beer.

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  5. Looking good, my friend, lookin' good!!

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    1. Funny, that's exactly what my brother said.

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  7. Originally when I seen the first photo and title I thought that the project was all finished but it's coming along just fine Al, just keep up with it man, it'll be finished soon, you're doing a fine job.

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    1. Thanks, I keep telling myself it'll be worth it. But, the DUST is EVERYwhere....! Unspeakable things are issuing from my nose.

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  8. worked to the bone and still more work to be done. hang in there, allie.

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    1. Soon, it'll be Christmas...
      God bless us, everyone.
      Especially those who bring libations and Ben Gay.

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    2. does ben gay actually work for you? i've been suffering from muscle pain, but the ben gay only seems to successfully make me smell like an old man. maybe one needs to be of a certain age to make it work. maybe as the skin thins... you know, with age.... it makes the medi cream actually work. i turn to you as my resident expert on old manliness.

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    3. I'm not sure if it actually works, but it's nice and warm until I fall asleep. Unless Mrs. Penwasser keeps me awake by complaining that I need to "get-that-old-man-stink-out-of-the-bed-because-I-just-put-on-clean-sheets-what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you??"
      I hear they have unscented.
      Ben Gay, not old men.

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  9. The real question is how is your check book holding up??????

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    1. I'm afraid. Very afraid.
      I also have two kids in college.
      Yep.
      VERY afraid.
      The good news is that I'm saving $5,000 by doing the demolition myself.
      The BAD news is that I'm doing the demolition myself.

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  10. Pfft the Mayans are a load of crap haha and plastic wrap huh hmmm you planning on getting rid of a body?

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  11. HA! I am concentrating on finishing up the little things. Changing the outlets out, finishing the trim, touch up paint.

    After the holidays though, the living room is going to hardwood, the tile back splash is going up in the kitchen and some of the cabinets need to be rebuilt. Good times, good times.

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    1. Yeah, what the hell were we thinking starting this project NOW????? Ho, ho, ho, my behind.

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  13. I'm looking forward to the day after the end of the world. It'll be a nice day knowing I survived super-fictitious non-sense by those who don't under Mayan culture to begin with.

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    1. I'm really having fun reminding people that the Mayans didn't even see the Spaniards coming.

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    1. And Part II will be putting in a new bathroom vanity and tile floor. By comparison, that looks SUPER easy.

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  15. Are you sitting on the toilet in the Dec 5th, Al?

    xoRobyn

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  16. Can't wait to see the finished product then! At least it will keep ya busy till the Mayans come... Wait? Are they coming back?

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    1. They better not. And, if they do, they better not expect a cake.

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  17. Seriously the world better not end on the 21st. My birthday is happening 2 days later and we have dinner with friends planned at an awesome pub on the coast.
    I renovated a kitchen once just before christmas. Good to see I am not the only crazy one

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    1. If someone else is paying, bummer.
      If you'll be expected to pick up the check, then you may be good to go.
      IF the world ends.

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  18. Does this mean that you've been doing most of your cooking in the shower?! Though your photos were hysterical, I'm sorry that you still have so much work ahead of you. In the meantime, I hope that you've sent Mrs. Penwasser to DisneyWorld like they do on Extreme Makeover! Julie

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    1. Our last cooked meal was on Thursday. We had chicken parmesan. We COULD have cooked last night, I suppose, but as of tonight the oven is disconnected for a couple weeks. One more day of gorilla labor and then the installers arrive on Monday. Thank goodness. People with actual skills.

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