Sunday, August 30, 2009

And on the Fourth Day

...she made a big decision and changed plans.

I've decided against starting the kitchen floor today. Maybe I'll start it tonight -- if I get far enough in there. Maybe I'll start it tomorrow after I finish the bathroom floor. Or maybe I'll just have Lawrence do it, if he's game.

It's kind of like playing Yahtzee. When you get to a point where you've not yet rolled five of a kind, then you probably aren't going to. See, I thought I'd have the cabinets done by Friday. Uh-huh. It's one of the first rules of DIY: the job will ALWAYS take longer than you think it will. ALWAYS.

The good news is that this means I can slow down a little. Enough that I can do the running I need to, possibly squeeze in a little yard work and maybe even take a nap! I am pretty tired now that I think about it. Just the thought of going back to bed for 90 minutes or so is as appealing as the most succulent meal I can think of. And hell, maybe I'll even treat myself to a real meal today.

I could probably be done with the cabinets -- right at halfway with the doors and about three-fourths done with the cabinet boxes -- but I have been trying to do some organizing as I go. I bought a whole bunch of organizing stuff the other day and I've been trying to see what works and what doesn't. (About half of it is going back. That's a today job.) Without the mother here, I can rotate some stuff to downstairs and dispose of others.

Yesterday was pretty productive. Lawrence fixed the kitchen sink and got some things done outside. (Photos to come.) We also discussed options and came up with a plan for the drawer fronts. That won't be happening as part of Project Genesis though. That's going to be at least an all-day job. Next month.

Meanwhile, all I could do was sand cabinet doors and paint them. It was pretty slow going. I've still got quite a bit of ground to cover But that's OK. Yesterday morning I got to see something I've been waiting months for ... but since I waited months, I think you can wait just one more post 'cause there will be more to see by then.

Trust me. It will be worth it.


Debbie said...

Yay! Can't wait to see photos of your progress!

I know what you mean about organizing... it is time consuming. Every time I 'organize' a room, I make a bigger mess in order to get things where they belong. But, I'm always so proud when I'm done.

Eat a good meal today and take a nap, it's Sunday and you so deserve it!

sewwhat? said...

One question--where does someone find someone like Lawrence? Don't think anybody like him lives in my universe! You are sooooooo lucky to have him!

Why S? said...

Debbie's right. Organizing IS time consuming. Maybe that's why I never do it.

Pictures! Pictures! We want Pictures!

Why S? said...

Sorry. I rarely do it. I've been waiting for the house to get done.

cd said...

You're killing me - I feel addicted to the blog and I need a fix. No Mother at home, should I send the Police! Maybe you actully vacationed on your "VACATION" days. Took Pearl and tested her on a long road and ended up at Winery where you met Mr. Right. He's of course perfect and plans to step in and finish everything at This D*mn House.

NV said...

Debbie -- Well, now you have some of those to look at! :-) And yes, organizing is a killer. I'll be glad I did it once it's done though.

sewwhat -- You find Lawrence through an ad in the local paper -- no kidding! I adore Lawrence and believe me, I know how lucky I am. We've had to endures some real yo-yos in the past and that makes me appreciate him all the more.

Why -- You wanted 'em. you got 'em!

CD -- Don't I wish to all of the above. But no such luck. Story of my life. :-)