Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Sigh... my wife in tears and a Chili stretch
Notice anything different in the photo above???
How about that black shiny rock used for the background... That's right, it's kitchen remodel time!
How exciting, and it is going exactly as I expected...
Dust and mess everywhere
Very exciting plumbing issues
My wife of course, being the sweet innocent trusting soul that she is, believed everything our contractor said before the project began. She cried herself to sleep last night (just a nap, then we went out to dinner at a friends house and drank to the health of our contractor (repeatedly, so she felt better afterwards)).
The contractor asked me not to photograph during the "messiest" part of the project, only after it was finished and looking nice.
But, since this was to be a one day job, and we are now into day 6, here are a few shots in progress and after it was cleaned each day...
Nope, no arrival that day. And of course, no one works on the weekends.
So far, we have been informed that we owe an extra $250 dollars for multiple deliveries, and extra $125 to repair the plumbing and I fed the delivery guys chili yesterday, hoping to get them on my side and to finish the job today.
So, $375 more than expected, and 4 bowls of leftover chili (that I dearly love), and still not a useable kitchen...
But hope springs eternal. Today is another day!
But fortunately, I have a crockpot, I have another pound of brisket in the freezer just waiting to be added to the leftover chili from the chili throwdown I wrote about yesterday, added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of chili beans, two of my 5 countertops...
And I have more chili!
Got to go, I have to wash the dishes in the bathroom sink... Again.