This is where our attention was yesterday. It's that dreaded corner that caused all the problems the day before.
At least Ida brought us cooler weather and lower humidity. I had the windows open all day. In case you are wondering that board you see nailed up in the middle of the wall is to help us oldies get the old cabinets down and the new ones up. We can rest the heavy things on it while the unscrewing or screwing takes place. It also acts like a level to make sure we get them up straight.
The Mister patches and I paint. Since no cabinet is going back over the fridge I had to put on several coats as it was bare drywall behind the old cabinet.
Yesterday's big drama was over the new range hood. I ordered one of those fancy European things without realizing I would need an outlet to plug it in. The old hood was wired in so now on top of everything else The Mister has to hook up an outlet. Without the hood we can't figure out where to put it and right now the hood is in New Mexico according to FedEx which set The Mister off into yet another manic/panic spell that is all too familiar whenever we do DIY stuff. I try to stay calm in order to be the voice of reason but he's now at the point where every little thing sets him off. Good times.
While the paint was drying in between coats I put some bean soup in the slow cooker for dinner......
....and we took off to go see how the beach did during the storms. Other than some minor sand erosion it was all fine. The tornado damage around us was pretty scary. A big one took off down the main road to Annapolis and just kept on going leaving a trail of destruction in its path. It's going to be a big clean up job but at least it's not blistering hot and muggy like it is in New Orleans right now. Those poor folks. We went a week with no electricity in the heat after Hurricane Isabel in 2003 and it was a nightmare. Give me a blizzard or even an ice storm anytime over those nasty tropical things.
Was that Soloman's "something or other" road? Mandy said that friends texted her that Edgewater had a tornado too. I SO glad and relieved that you're okay and didn't lose anything.ReplyDelete
I think you're doing great with all of the issues with the kitchen. Remodeling isn't for the faint of heart.
Yes, it was Solomon's Island Rd. Dad's nursing home was in Edgewater and it was right in the path. I saw that the airport that was across the street from it got some damage. We are supposed to go up to the Goodwill there this week to drop off some things and I wonder how it is. I guess I better call first.Delete
Wow! That airport is only a few blocks from Mandy's old house! I'm so glad that you're all right. It makes everything else pale in comparison doesn't it? At lease you and the Mister are okay and healthy.Delete
Blessings and hugs,
What a great idea that board is! And bean soup - YUM. It's in the 50's here this a.m. - what a refreshing change.ReplyDelete
Glad you didn't get damage from the storm. You have enough to worry about already. Your kitchen will look so pretty when you are finished. Stay calm and carry on! It will be great!ReplyDelete
Drywall sucks up primer! This I have learned!ReplyDelete
I totally feel you on the manic panic with the Mister! Dave's convertible has been a nightmare. The top was supposed to be restored the month BEFORE we closed on the house (May). Well because of COVID, they couldn't get a top, and had to have it custom made. That was supposed to be two weeks. Again, because of COVID, it took two months. Then we went to take the car in, and it broke down. We got that fixed, and a week after that,finally got it to the shop. About a week later, the restore guy calls and says it needs new tack strips (which Dave thought the restore guy had already gotten as part of the top kit). Since it's mid restore, it can't be moved, and the guy doing the restore needs that tack strip asap, since he can't do any other work and make money while he waits because Dave's car is taking up the shop. We thought we had it two weeks ago - a place in the States said online it was in stock. We waited a week, no shipping notice, so Dave calls - "Oh it's back ordered - it will be about six weeks!" Um... not cool. You said you had it in stock. (Apparently this parts place is notorious for listing everything as in stock, even though its not). So we start looking elsewhere - all the aftermarket ones are out of stock, minimum three week wait (probably all coming from the same manufacturer, which is, of course, in China). Dave is calling every old wrecking yard in North America - finally find one in California. They have it, but USPS won't ship it to Canada because of the size - we need to arrange for our own freight. They send us the shipping size. It's courier size, so I get quotes from UPS/Fedex, and Dave calls the yard back to confirm a pick up time. "Sorry... we don't deal with couriers." WHAT????? If this wasn't the only place that had it, I'd tell them where they could shove it. Dave of course,is losing his mind through all of this, which means I can't get anything accomplished until it's straightened out! Luckily, I work for a company with a Freight division. So I call up our Freight Sales VP, explain the situation, and ask him if he knows of any freight companies that can help (the one's the wrecking yard suggested only do full cars, not parts). Like me, he's baffled why they won't do courier, so he says he'll call them himself for me.
He get back to me about 30 minutes later. The yard agreed to UPS it a work location in California (so they deal with couriers, just not to Canada!!!!), and a coworker there is going to UPS it to us as soon as it arrives!!!
Dave has finally calmed down for the moment... But I tell you, if one more thing happens with this, I might just light that car on fire and be done it with!
Delayed or not, you’re several steps closer to the goal than you were last week. Enjoy the bean soup.ReplyDelete
This kitchen reno sure has a story and you haven't even put up a cupboard and it has a history already!!!! I like that in a marriage that one of you has to be the voice of reason-I'm glad you are willing when it is needed! It was smart to take a walk, too!ReplyDelete
Well you must have a plan! Renovations all have glitches...s... happens. Hope you enjoy the new cabinets once they are installed!ReplyDelete
The kitchen is evo1ving. IT is going to be great. Sometimes I have to fEED Fireman at times to get him to ignore the project and regroup. Your soup was a good idea. I'm g1ad that storm is past. What a destructive thing. And your adoration of winter and coo1 weather is something I must 1earn about!ReplyDelete