Just overwhelmed by the chaos. The back door is gone and a new slider in. We are putting in a deck…eventually. Until they put in the temporary steps, we have to jump out the back door. Owen is thoroughly enjoying that. The front door goes today. I hope there is a temporary step for that–especially with it being Halloween. We are moving the front door as it opens right onto the stairs and is very crowded coming into the house. If you open the door you have to hop up the stairs.
Unfortunately, due to architect modification error, we are not getting our open family/kitchen/dining room. We will just have a big kitchen. The old kitchen will be the dining room and the old dining room will be a foyer. I am disappointed to lose a whole room to have a foyer–we do not have luxury space here but it is all better than it was before.
Kevin saw the new kitchen cabinets on Saturday. He was a wee bit disappointed. We went with a thermafoil style cabinet as they will be much more durable and likely to stand up against the forces of Owen. Additionally, they are custom, the owner is an absolute doll–love him, and he could get it done in just a few weeks. We couldn’t even get someone to talk to us at Home Depot or Expo in a few weeks. That place drives me nuts. In my head, I said please let Kevin give them at least an 8. Pleeaasseee…7 3/4. Can you believe it? We’ll round up.
We got a fab new garbage can. Really–I am blogging about garbage cans. Am I stretching for fodder? Seriously though…I think I could get a whole post out of this garbage can. We saw it at Williams & Sonoma over the summer while buying my friend a shower gift. When we saw it we both said–Scooby proof! But the sticker shock prevented us from purchasing. Must have been closing on the home improvement loan–Kevin splurged. Meet our new garbage can. As Kevin says, "I got a free cat."
Knitting–little to none. It’s too crazy. I did buy some sock yarn last week–some funky stuff by Wool in the Woods. Impulse purchase. My mom got it too–it’s driving her batty trying to knit with it. I could only imagine what I’ll think.