Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday is for Kitchen Fixes

Yesterday evening before the football game, Michael decided he wanted to move the refrigerator and the large pantry cabinet. Before he could move it, we had to empty it completely. It is a huge cabinet and I saw him bring a car jack up to get it over the lip of the tile. I was a bit intimidated so I left to pick Jacob up from basketball practice.
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,
julie

















11 comments:

bsadams said...

Oh my gosh Julie!!! I LOVE it!! You were right to trust him on this, (sometimes I have figured out that they do come up with good ideas for our kitchens,:P,even though I get nervous with a man messin with my kitchen, haha) sweet Missy, poor doggies don't like change much do they lol,

bsadams said...

oh, forgot to say I hope your little one's feeling better...the swine flu scare has got me almost afraid to take our little one anywhere, or even the teens since it's hitting them all so hard...you all take care!!

Carmen C. said...

Hope your little guy feels better soon, and I love the changes!!! Looks like Missy enjoyed her peanut butter treat too:)

Marci said...

I LOVE that cabinet there. It looks so much better. You will be thrilled when it is all behind you. Hang in there for a bit longer!!!

Paige said...

OOoh, I must say, I like the cabinet there much better. Nice woodwork beats even the prettiest of fridges any day! :) Can't wait to see more pictures of the progress!

Andrea Cherie said...

It looks great! Your husband is awesome for tackling this huge project!

Lynn Bartlett said...

I can relate to living in construction. We moved into our basement 5 years ago, and still live here. No cabinets, just work benches for counters. I have come to love Rubbermaid containers!!

regina said...

The cabinet looks great there. I also like the frig being in the other corner. Beautiful kitchen! We have had so many sick with the flu in our area. Also running temps around 104. I hope your son is better very soon and that it does not spread throughout the family.
Regina

Carrie Mc said...

The kitchen is really looking good, Julie! It will all be over soon and you will have a great working space.

closer2667 said...

i'm praying!

TnFullQuiver said...

Thank you all so much for the encouraging words. I am excited about this whole project, as well as a bit overwhelmed. My little guy is feeling much better too.

grace and peace,
julie