Sunday, February 26, 2012

So Where Was I?

I seem to have gotten sidetracked again.  I don’t remember where I left off last, but we had a fantastic weekend…mostly. 

Dinner with friends (several times), Rook, KC getting called into work on Saturday, the kids hanging out with Mawmaw (which proved to be quite convenient when KC got called into work…I just rode in with him and sat there with my book while he solved the great issue of world work peace…and it was quiet because it was just me with my book and not me trying to keep the kids occupied…which helps MY inner peace incredibly…but I’m so sidetracked right now), then there was Ikea (my favorite store ever), I got a croupy cold last night and it’s continued to today, church, K-man threw up in the car on the way home, we got NOTHING done on the kitchen (except hanging up the new black and white towels that my MIL so sweetly bought for the new kitchen because my other ones didn’t match anymore…lol), and blogging one of the worst run-on non-sentences in the history of this blog…wonder how much longer I could go on, using only commas and dot-dot-dots….ROFL. 

Unfortunately, I must pause to hack up some creepy crud. 

I would say you were lucky the sentence ended…but then I had to go and ruin it with my description of why…lol…

I’m so sorry. 

Random, random, random.  Yes, I’m a goofy nut. 

I had to blog.  Sorry.  I’m leaving now…I think it’s going to be an early night.  I’m so tired and achy and sniffly.  And I forgot to give K-man more medicine before bed so I’ll probably have to get up in the middle of the night to give him something for hacking. 

So goodnight. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


So I’m listening to one of those morning shows on the local Christian radio station this morning as I was taking the kids to school…and they’re talking about how they were in there at 6 in the morning and the girl comes in to get the trash first thing in the morning….

And I had a moment. 

A moment where I really missed my old job. 

The job where there were dj’s just down the hall in the studio and I was in my office bright and early in the morning and everything was quiet because I was one of the few people who was ever there bright and early…and I had plenty of peace to work on my projects (and occasionally take a few seconds to blog…that was back in the day when I posted way more frequently since I was on a computer every day/all day). 

And the super sweet cleaning lady always came in REALLY early (before me, even) and would come in and get my trash and tell me good morning and stop and chat for a moment.  And then I would get back to my work and she would go on down the hall to the next office. 

Now I AM the cleaning lady.  And I’m not nearly so cheerful and sweet.  (I’m sure the fact that I have no paycheck to pick up from the business office every month has nothing to do with that…lol)

But it is really nice to be able to go back to bed if I want…and not have those afternoons where it seems like 5:00 will NEVER arrive.  And not have to drive forever and a day to get home…

Okay.  I’m good now.  =)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Moment of Truth

And now….

it’s finally here….

(okay, if you don’t count that the plumbing for the sink still needs to be tweaked a bit, and the pantry cabinet door still needs to be repaired and painted and hung)

Thankfully, I artfully snapped these photos to hide those little details.  Haha. 

Too bad I had to tell ya and ruin it, huh? 

Oh well…get on with it, right?  So I can go back to posting normal things again and not crazy remodeling rambles? 

Okay okay





and from the other side of the bar….


This entire project kinda went like that kids book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie…”

Only ours sounded more like, …and when you buy a new light fixture, you have to take the old fixture down, and when you take the old fixture down, there’s going to be no box to attach the new fixture to, and when you buy a box and put it in the ceiling, it’s not going to fit in that spot because of a beam that is already in that spot that you couldn’t see when you cut the hole for the box, and when you move it over, there’s going to be a hole in the drywall that you have to patch.  Then when you get the box installed and patch the extra hole and sand down the patch, it’s going to knock another little random indent in apparently someone else’s patching from times before, so you have to patch that.  And THEN, when you get it all patched, you have to paint the spot for the light to go, but when you go get your paint, it doesn’t match the rest of the ceiling, so you have to paint the rest of the ceiling and then when you start painting the rest of the ceiling, you run out of paint, so only half the ceiling is painted but that’s okay because at least the part that is in the picture is painted.  So you go back to hang the light fixture and it still doesn’t hang tight against the ceiling, so you take it down and tighten the box and rehang the light (and then you do it again…and again…while holding the thing up in the air the entire time because it’s wired to the ceiling).  And then when you get all the lights hung up and turned on, it’s going to be too bright and…..we haven’t fixed that yet….we just wear sunglasses and sunscreen in the kitchen. 

That was just the light….such is the story of this entire kitchen remodel….but I won’t keep going because it would take ENTIRELY too much time.   LOL 

PS For the record, it’s the hubby who thinks it’s too bright…I actually like it bright.  =) =) And not ONLY because I want to be done….hahahaha

Anyway, it’s beautiful even if it’s not quite finished yet….and now I really really really need to get caught up on laundry and housecleaning (which has suffered to an embarrassing state during the remodel, since all my time has been devoted to…well…I don’t even have to say it, it’s so obvious.  LOL)

I don’t know how people remodel in such giant ways and still keep the rest of the house clean.  I’m going to hope they just have smaller houses so that I don’t feel like such a slouch.  hahaha

Why am I still talking…?  Yeah, I don’t know either.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Sneaky peeky....
We put the hardware on tonight and it looks SOOO much closer to finished....will hopefully have "after" photos to share REALLY soon. =)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Still Working

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"Definitely a work in progress. Note the ONE cabinet door on...and ONE drawer has hardware...and the light fixture which you can't see has to be reinstalled because the ppl who built this house didn't put a junction box there so it's sorta dangling a bit.....and there's no backsplash....but it's getting there....slowwwly....I will post REAL pictures soon. :-)"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Washing Dishes...

This is my world today....I woke up at 4:45 with a splitting headache which didn't go away with medicine, and made me nauseated, and then I got up and took the kids to school and set right into it.
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"Hand washing every last dish in every last me new appreciation for the term "dishpan hands" yikes!!!"
Amazingly enough, I didn't fall over in exhaustion....until now....(8:35pm) lol.
Oh yes, and when KC got home tonight, we put the second (and hopefully last) coat on the kitchen cabinet doors. YUCK.
So we're tired. Happy Valentine's Day...I had no time to do anything other than help the kids get their school valentines ready...oops. I had great plans...but the kitchen interrupted. Oh well.
Oh yes,...almost forgot....that is our lovely new kitchen sink and faucet....made dishwashing JUST the slightest tinge more fun...put it a step above...say....getting a root
And I'm so rambling. Goodnight.

Friday, February 10, 2012


It's being installed as I type!! Woohoo!!!!

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"Yaaaaaaaay!!! Our granite countertops are being installed!!!!! I'm not excited at ALL! Ok so yes I am!! "

The Instagram Team

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I’m So Dead

OH boy…I hurt….

So technically, if I’m in pain, I’m probably still alive. LOL.  But I hurt…everything hurts.  From my fingers down to my toes. 

For reference, this was the kitchen last night:IMG_1496eweb[5]

This is the kitchen tonight:


Okay, it doesn’t really LOOK like much has changed but please note the backsplash is all one color and no more nakey plugs… 

And the stove is back in it’s rightful place.

And there is a notable absence of dust particles. At least large quantities of dust particles anyway. 

And I hurt.  I’m not complaining…I’m sure no one wants to hear that anyway. LOL.  =) 

I see an early bedtime in my future.  =) 

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

New App...

So I've discovered a new app...Instagram...

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"Crockpot chicken night....K-man is the last one at the table...tacos are so not his favorite!!!"

You'll probably see more of these appear...because it's SO easy to send them from my iPod now....*grin* And then just bear with me until I can get on here and edit the post to have a title and not have the "alwaysfaith has shared a photo with you" message....hahaha.

Monday, February 06, 2012


Okay, so as much as I wish I could say I have “AFTER” photos…this is the next best thing…


And can I just say I’m REALLY glad that the sanding step is done? 


That is just one stack of the doors that I was working on sanding last week. 

And here is a random puppy picture.  They were enjoying the sunshine on the day I was sanding out on the back deck.  LOL. Ain’t she gaw-geous?  Yeah, I thought so.  Obi was, too, but he’s more difficult to get a good picture of…lol. 


Back to home renovations…doors off the cabinets and everything sanded…almost time to paint….


And now primer is on, and three coats of paint.  Cabinet frames are pretty much finished unless we just happen to see a spot that needs touch-up.  Ta-da…


Woot…getting there.  K-man prayed tonight that God would please help mom and dad fix the kitchen….and please put the doors back where they belong. 

I literally laughed out loud.  (After I left the room, of course…hahahaha…he was too serious about it to laugh when I was standing there listening to him pray….ROFL). 

Anyway…I’m exhausted and KC’s already beat me to bed, so I’m off.  That’s the update in a nutshell…

Oh, yes, and I’m losing my marbles…and other random objects that have various levels of importance in day to day life…but that’s not really an update…since ya’ll probably already thought that about me…hahaha. 

Also, I really have not been very good about my levels of Dr. Pepper intake…this kitchen has driven me to drink.  Dr. Pepper. 

And I was leaving…I almost forgot. 

Saturday, February 04, 2012


Well, we’re still kicking painting around these here parts.  The MIL came up and helped us get the primer on yesterday, then today, she finished priming the doors and drawers and KC and I finished the first coat of white on the cabinet frames. 

Do you know how long it takes to paint a 33 cabinet and 15 drawer kitchen? 

Uh…me either…cuz we’re still working on it. 

Oh yes, and the granite countertops will be installed next Friday.  *insert giant squeal of excitement here*

So…hopefully it takes less than 5 more days to paint a 33 cabinet and 15 drawer kitchen. 

I will be SO happy to get things cleaned and functional around here again.  Seriously. 

And on the bright side…the kitchen.

No, for real…the kitchen IS bright now.  With one primer coat and one paint coat, it’s not a perfect finish yet, but it is definitely brighter in that room.  I’m not saying KC was right about painting the cabinets…but….well okay….he was right. 

Don’t tell him I said so. 


And I don’t know how to say this without sounding like I’m complaining or negative…but I’m sick of painting at the moment. 

And now, I’ve convinced the hubby that it would be in our best interest to go eat at the Mexican place tonight, and then swing in the grocery store next door to the restaurant to pick up some bread and crockpot meals for the next couple of days…so I’m off to figure out what I can throw in the crockpot next week so I will know what I need to grab from the grocery.  =) 

Just know…I’m still alive and I’ll have pictures (and a clean kitchen) someday…hopefully soon.  =)