Hey everyone! First things first, so the winner of the three-book set of Lawyers in Love (A Man of His Word, A Man of Distinction and A Man of Privilege) is…moosehog83! Congratulations, Moose! Send your snail-mail address to message@sarahmandersonDOTcom!
Now, onto the pictures! So, we’re remodeling a kitchen. I posted one pic last month.
Please hold me.
No, seriously, it’s going fine! Sort of fine! *weeps quietly*
Please, look past the sweaters and the turkey I’m mauling and note the actual kitchen: Oak cabinets, blue and yellow walls, an office-like water cooler behind a dog’s butt.
We bought this house 11 1/2 years ago and we weren’t exactly cash rich at the time (because we bought a house, duh). So after a year of odd cabinets and industrial carpeting on the floor, we’d saved up enough to afford a super-small remodel. We had that lovely hardwood floor put in and that was pretty much our entire budget. We bought OOPS! paint on discount, took all the cabinets off the wall and rehung them.
It was the best we could do at the time (with a 1 1/2 year old, to boot). But after a decade of a jerry-rigged kitchen, I’d reached my breaking point.
Plus, we paid off the mortgage. It was time to invest in the house a little more.
We paid for everything in January (got some great sales!) and the work started in (very late) March. It’s May now. It’s not done yet. BUT it’s getting closer!
So, we’ve come a long way, baby–and heavens knows we’ve got a long way to go. If we get this thing DONE done before school lets out (IN A MONTH! *sobs*) then we’ll be in great shape.
Let’s do a giveaway! I have a collection of books I got at a conference that need a good home–is that you? For a chance to win a grab-bag of surprise books (including books by Heidi Hormel, Heather Graham and more!) just leave a comment with reassurances that I’m going to survive this kitchen remodel. Because I really need them. Please.
Have a great month, everyone!