Sunday, October 19, 2008

I think they just like to break stuff

Don't get me wrong. This DEFINITELY needed updating, both for aesthetic and functional reasons:

(notice the drop in oven and low yellow fluorescent lights that spanned most of the room)

and it was clear that our we-can't-afford-to-do-it-all-now-but-we-need-to-do-something temporary fix from a couple years ago wasn't going to cut it long term: (partially because you couldn't have the lights on and run the microwave at the same time without throwing the breaker--the home builders ran the microwave electric lines off the DOORBELL! We've decided that our house must have been built by crazy people or drug users--the only two possible explanations for all the nuttiness we've discovered in this house over the years)

So I knew that some demo had to be done. Out with the old, in with the new, right?

But really. I think they look like they're having entirely too much fun here, don't you? I think they just like to break stuff! (DH on the left, Rent-A-Jeff on the right).

And they didn't stop there, either.

(Oh and we were greatly amused to find that the kitchen had previously been painted a "lovely" applesauce color--a perfect compliment to the groovy lemon colored countertops! =P Seriously, who does that?)

So that was our weekend? How about yours?

And I've decided I'm thrilled with having cooked in advance. It's been so nice to not have to try to cook in that mess. I did find a small space of counter today to make the roast and the lasagna that I didn't get to earlier in the week but tomorrow the mess and work start back up again so we'll go back to freezer dining. Speaking of roasts, why have I never tried crock pot liners before?

And there's somehow a cricket INSIDE one of our new kitchen cabinets, which are providing his performance with lovely acoustics!

That's all from our crazy home! Hope you all had a nice weekend. And if you don't hear from me again soon, send in a search and rescue team!


  1. WOW! Can't wait to see the end result!!!

  2. The microwave and the doorbell on the same circuit! Geez. Where do they come up with this stuff?

    I hope the kitchen is done soon! Being in transition is such a pain.

  3. You've got me laughing here! Seriously, what's up with the wiring and the colors? The house we lived in during high school had avacado green countertops and floors with mustard yellow appliances. Lordy!

  4. Wow - look at all that progress! You guys have been busy at work :-) Don't worry - I'll send in the search and rescue team if we don't hear from you after a few more days. I won't forget about you!