It was a month ago yesterday that we started our kitchen demo. In the grand scheme of things, a month isn’t very long, especially if it was interspersed with a vacation and beach camping. But a month is a long time to live without a kitchen. The cabinets have been in for almost 2 weeks now, so at least I have been able to unpack and put most things away. We’re still eating off of paper plates, though, and everything always seems like such a mess. In this whole process, we also decided to replace the kitchen and dining room windows for various reasons I won’t go into right now. The windows were installed this week. I can’t believe what a difference they make in the noise I don’t hear! I love them already and I’m excited that I can now open and close (and lock) my dining room and kitchen windows. The problem is, we no longer have any space to hang blinds in the inside of the window opening, which means we need new window coverings. We decided that the best option for the dining room would be curtains just like we have in the living room, since they are on the same wall. The problem is, these curtains are kind of a pain. I bought white curtains at Ikea. They need to be hemmed, and then to match the others, I have to paint grey stripes on them. That’s what I should be doing right now while the kids are enjoying their 2nd day of school. I could have just bought grey and white striped curtains, but then they wouldn’t match the others as well. And then, as if our money hasn’t disappeared already and we’re not busy enough, we took one of our cars in the other day because the check engine light was on. It was about due for a tire rotation and alignment, so we figured we might as well do it all at the same time. As it turns out, we also needed new tires. One was so bad that the guy told us that if we didn’t get new tires, he would put our spare on. So new tires its was. Later that day, I noticed that the check engine light was still on. So back to the shop Taylor went. The very next day, we noticed that we had a leak in one of the tires on our other car. Upon further investigation, we found a screw in the tire. Of course, we took that car in. It also needed an oil change, so we had that done as well as an alignment and tire rotation. But with all of the other things going on, they forgot to fix the tire, so I ended up with a low tire again last night. I think I’ve been to the tire shop every single day this week. So I went back this morning. I better not see them for a long, long time. At least I got to watch synchronized swimming today while I waited for the car. I was hoping to be able to see that.
The good news is, the counter tops will be installed Tuesday and hopefully we can get our house back in order.