When I got home, my kitchen looked like this. My first thought was we will NOT be eating dinner tonight. For those of you who know my family, you know that I did manage to find some frozen chimichangas stashed in the freezer. My family did get fed after all. I was just about at the end of my rope. All I wanted to do was go to the basement and pretend that my kitchen was not torn all to pieces. I think Michael saw that look in my eyes. He came to me and reassured me that he had a vision for this area and he could see it completed. He promised me that it would be wonderful and all I had to do was to trust him and put everything back in the big cabinet. I know he can see the end result because I can see that in his eyes too. He is excited about this project...I just hope he is excited about sandwiches for supper and cereal for breakfast!
Missy was also on edge. When she realized that we were not heading to the basement to hide out, she did the next best thing. She took an almost empty peanut butter jar to the front yard. It is one of her favorite treats in life, and it keeps her busy for quite a long time.
Michael had to leave the above mess and head out to our son's high school football game. I couldn't go because our youngest little guy had been sick. The day before he was running a 104 temp. and I knew it wouldn't be prudent to have him outside in the night air. I was stuck at home with the mess. Again, I contemplated heading to the basement, but instead I made myself clean up the cabinet mess. It was the least I could do since I was no help earlier in the evening. Our daughter joined in helping which made it much more pleasant. Before long, we got the kitchen looking pretty good. Michael moved the refrigerator where the large pantry cabinet had been previously located. This is not its permanent home. When he encloses the wall, it will be located where the doorway is now. (Again, thanks for all of your all's encouragement to me through your comments. I held tight to each and every word that you shared yesterday)!
Here is the view from our living room into the dining and kitchen area. The pantry cabinet looks so much better there instead of the refrigerator. I love the look already. I am now having to get my mental self ready for the rest of the day. Michael will be removing all the cabinets today that is on the sink side of the kitchen so that he can hang dry wall. That will mean we will once again load our kitchen table up with dishes and stuff. By the end of Sunday evening, he should have everything put back together, but I still find that I want to hibernate until the whole job is completely finished!!!
grace and peace,