Friday, January 11, 2013

Done

Kitchen:  18 Nov 12
We wanted to update our island, cabinets, dishwasher, sink, ceramic tile, stove, refrigerator, microwave
  
Kitchen: 10 Jan 13
Let's see...island, cabinets, dishwasher, sink, ceramic tile, stove, refrigerator, microwave...heyyyyyy, what the frik...!?
  Yesterday, the good people from the Lowe's Home Installation team pronounced my kitchen a go.  Meaning, after one month, the destruction and subsequent construction has been completed in the Penwasser family kitchen.
Kitchen: 24 Nov 12
At this point, I began to wonder
why we wanted a new floor.
And if I could get away with
gluing all those pieces back.
Kitchen:  9 Dec 12
Tile up, cement board up, man down.
Waiting for the ambulance.
   
    Bashing my hands numb from ripping up (what I thought was perfectly good) ceramic tile, having to pick up my testicles after hauling old cabinets around the house, finding dust everywhere, blowing unspeakable things from my nose despite wearing a face mask (see: dust), crippling myself after scrabbling around on cement board, soaking my pots in the bathtub because we had no sink, marveling as I discovered that my fingers are no match for a demolition hammer, destroying a section of wood flooring when I slid the refrigerator over it (Mrs. Penwasser: not amused), playing a thrilling game of "What's That Smell?" (SOMEbody forgot to empty the refrigerator of cheese.  Once more, Mrs. Penwasser:  not amused), all culminated in the new kitchen's ultimate test:
A dropped jar of pickles is no match for new ceramic tile.
You'd think I'd feel like this, but no...
I feel more like this.  
Someday, we hope to be able to buy food.

Okay.  Who wants to kiss a bunny between the ears?
(Sheesh, I haven't said that since Junior High.  Well, at least I still have my sense of humor).



Now, it's on to the bathroom!!!!
Or the Emergency Room.
Whichever
.

50 comments:

  1. To me it looks amazing Al and like it's well worth the money, great job buddy.

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    1. Thanks, they did a good jog. Now, if I could only get that food....

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  2. You've really raised the value of your home. And it does look beautiful and upscale.

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    1. I hope so. A couple years ago, when we put the house on the market (we entertained the thought of becoming damn Yankees and moving South), the realtor said our kitchen was "dated."

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  3. jog??????????? I meant "job."
    I guess the fumes from the adhesive they used on the countertop got to me.

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  4. I think I agree with your first comment Al. "Hey, what the frik?"
    It sure does look darker though.

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    1. When I look at it, I'm thinking the same thing. But, the cabinets and drawers have those cool things which close automatically. But, we did put in a double sink.

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  5. The new kitchen looks great, and it's pretty good it only took a month actually. So well done. I think you've earned a break before you try and risk the bathroom.

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    1. I wish Mrs. Penwasser agreed with that assessment. It shouldn't be that tough (famous last words).

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  6. It really does look great, though. At least, when you're hungry, you could always just stand in the doorway, look at your new kitchen & say to yourself, "It was worth it."

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  7. "Much pain, no gain" is what you're implying, but I don't believe it. We have all gained in witnessing the awesome reality of a petticoat administration in action. Bravo, Mrs P!

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    1. You better believe it, I live in a matriarchy.

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  8. Drool. My huband would get laid WAY more often if he'd get me a kitchen like that. . .

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    1. Heyyyyy!!!!!!!!! You know, that's a good point. Plus, my back feels so much better now.

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  9. They did do an awesome job, looks way better, even if it is sorta the same haha now just the food, maybe some coupons? haha

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    1. Or I can raise crops in the backyard. I wonder if they sell "Cheeseburger Seeds" at the Agway?

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  10. The kitchen looks good but I am glad you did it not me........also if I did it I think the landlord may have something to say can't go ripping out someone elses kitchen..........lol

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    1. People get so cranky when it comes to their own stuff, huh?

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    1. Thanks! I hope the bathroom turns out well.

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  12. I still haven't regretted my new kitchen. But my old one was an ugly green, so there was a lot to improve.

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  13. Beautiful. It's nice to work in a new kitchen with new floor and countertop and cabinets. And I bet Mrs. P really appreciates it. That month probably seemed like a year. It is really annoying to have your kitchen all cluttered and ripped up.

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    1. It was kind of miserable. I got tired of eating out. And the neighbors got tired of me showing up for dinner.

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  14. When I foolishly agreed that Mrs B could have the Red Nespresso coffee machine how was I to know it would mean the entire kitchen would have to change. That was certainly the most expensive £149.00 I ever spent.....

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    1. I should've been suspicious when she wanted a new can opener.

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  15. Excellent job!!! A month of downtime doesn't sound that bad. Honestly, I have never heard of kissing a bunny between the ears but I can't stop laughing at that one. Wonder if my teenage boys know that line?

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    1. Teenage boys are FULL of sayings. Even though they may not completely understand what they're talking about, they say them and laugh. For instance, I said that line when I was 12, but didn't REALLY know what it meant until I was 15 or so.
      Then, I laughed. And pestered the girls.

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  16. You actually said that in junior high? haha. Wow. GREAT job on the kitchen. :D

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    1. What can I say? I was a boy. Boys are pigs.

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  17. Done? Congratulations! Good job! High-fives, low-fives, a case of beer, butt bump, and a shag (carpet toilet) to you. Enjoy your new dumping ground.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I better hurry with that bathroom. I'm tired of holding it. And, it's not the "it" you may be thinking of. Although I do that, too.

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  18. Looks good! But a whole month? That mess was going on over Christmas? I bet the Christmas turkey was snorting dust as well.

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    1. I know. Our timing could have used a little work. But, luckily, we went to Virginia for Christmas and ate someone else's food. And used their sink.

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  19. Your remodels look like my remodels. :) Your pants... not so much. :)

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  20. But I betcha Mrs. Penwasser is "amused."
    :) Congratulations, Penwasser! Looks great.

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    1. She really is quite happy. And, seriously, that makes it worth it.

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  21. That's a huge improvement! Well done to you.

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    1. I looked at what the installers did and I thought "I could do that."
      Maybe.
      But, I don't think I could have done it nearly as quickly as they did.

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    1. It's amazing what a little paint and spackle will do, huh?

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  23. We just went through all of this too! It started with a leak and before I knew it we had a whole new house! I have photos of wires hanging and dust everywhere! Tune in tomorrow when I do Inspiration 14 on my blog: Heated Toilet Seats! That might inspire your bathroom remodel!

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  24. Looks good!
    If I were closer, I would have taken those old cabinets off your hands. My husband grew up in this house and the floor and cupboards have been here since he was 2. You don't really want to see 40 year old linoleum.

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  25. The kitchen looks wonderful, and it was definitely worth waiting for. Though I did a mini-makeover in our kitchen a few years ago, and almost had a nervous breakdown. Julie

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