Thursday, April 10, 2008

I wonder if Crate & Barrel is hiring...

Finally got in touch with our contractor today to find out he is planning on sending his crew out on--surprise!!--Monday. Which means I need to empty the kitchen and speed up my plans to figure out how to live without a kitchen for a month. And Ethan needs to go find the tile because the closest tile I could find was not close enough. And I'm going to stop before I start panicking again.

Anyway, I did a lot of wrapping of glass in newspaper and truly felt as though I should have been behind the counter of a Crate & Barrel. We have a lot of glass. Glass glasses, glass plates, glass bowls, glass wine glasses, glass beer glasses, glass baking dishes, glass platters...did I get everything? Ah...and glass coffee mugs. Amazingly enough, I found a huge stack of newspaper in the fire 'stuff' box, and I've been stockpiling boxes for the past couple of weeks, so it's all good so far. Except I've only done about half the kitchen and I only have 2 boxes left. Yikes!! There are some other alternative storage areas, so not too worried. And technically maybe I could get rid of a few things, but why would I do that when I'm going to have an extra foot of cabinet space around the entire kitchen?? Don't answer that--let me live in my dream world!!

Unrelated, it was absotively bee-yoo-tee-ful! outside this afternoon, so we enjoyed some running around time before dinner hoping to get everyone's appetites going. Eric licked his hamburger roll but devoured an ear of corn while Evan was sent to his room for excessive whining (but eventually came back and ate a little dinner--thinking his allergies have started up and we'll know in a few days once the Claritin starts kicking in!).


Seriously, even I forget just how cute my kid is sometimes!!

1 comment:

  1. I say get rid of some stuff. Then you get to "help" the economy later on by replacing it with NEW stuff. Then again....I think I have a shopping problem.
    Good Luck with the tile! Remember -they have to demo everything then do prep work - you still have a little time. Right?