Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Mr. Cabinet and Friends
It is so easy for a remodel to spin out of control. You can't do the cabinets without the countertops. And since you're doing the kitchen, why not just do that same stuff in the bathroom. And since we're redoing cabinets, might as well replace kitchen tile since cabinets will go to the floor. And since we're doing floors, might as well paint... You see how it goes.
Ryan and I are so different when it comes to stuff like this. Call it laziness, but I tend to be content with what I have. Ryan is always striving for more. I think we balance each other out that way. Good thing too because if it were left to me, our house would have no decorations and only the necessary furniture. And if it were up to Ryan, we'd be doing 'projects' constantly. So yeah, this time we're a little out of control, but I'm consoling myself with the fact that we're gonna throw a huge party when it's done. Wanna come?
So prepare yourself for many "in progress" pictures of the remodel. And for much venting and ripping out of hair over contractors. Like our cabinet guy who is from Romania, speaks little English, and always (in person and on the phone), introduces himself thus: "It is I, Andri, Mr. Cabinet". He's a treat.
Let the fun begin...
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.