How I lost two days of my life
My old kitchen faucet was corroding. I’d love to say I was exaggerating, but I really wasn’t. One afternoon while cleaning up, I noticed that I could stick my finger through the bottom of it.
So I bought this fancy schmancy new one:
Too bad the rest of my kitchen didn’t fit. I had been wanting to repaint the cabinets because they were looking gross and the knobs were really lame, but I just lacked the ambition. Then I figured now was the best time.
So I went to Lowes armed with my gift cards (thanks, Discover Card!) and bought paint, sandpaper, handles and brushes. I couldn’t find where they kept the sanity, so I had to put a raincheck on that.
Two days later, this is what I have:
The color of the cabinets are oddly the same color as Mae’s eyes. Perhaps that’s why I chose it. Either way, I’m done. It looks great and I’m happy. Sure, I have no counter space still, but my kitchen and I are like a well oiled machine. Sure, the counter tops aren’t granite and the back splash is a little shoddy, but I love it. I make it work. And now it fits the rest of our house, which, not so surprisingly, is contemporary.
And it was all free.
Who says being chic has to be expensive?!
I’m still missing my sanity, though. As is Matt. He had some choice words for me after I asked him to drill the final handle holes at 8:30 at night. Oh well. He married me. (Which he said he’s used to my demands. I’d hardly call them demands…more like requests. That are stated sternly.)
I did, however, get to fit in two days of friends, which is nice. Yesterday I went to my old neighbors’ house. They moved a mile down the road and took custody of Moose the cat. He used to be our cat, then we shared custody when they were next door, but when they moved, I let them have him. He seems happy and spoiled.
Today was Bluz’s Bag ‘O Fish Fry. And can I just say that seeing Tony is like seeing an old friend whom I have known forever? Bluz, if you ever want to move back to Pittsburgh, you’ve got a friend. It was great seeing all of you who came out! And it was nice to meet new people, too!
Of course, I left my camera at home. I packed it up and everything. But I grabbed Maelie instead. And the dessert.