Sunday, February 7, 2021

Preparing for the New Kitchen Countertops!

The kitties came home Thursday night and Friday morning they came in to keep me company while I had my quiet time in the comfort of my bed all warm and cozy with flannel sheets, down comforter and comfy quilts. I usually have the back door open and they can't resist checking out the view.

They were really calm and quiet Friday.
I know they are sisters from the same litter.....

....but they are like best friends.
I give them an egg every morning and I tried to give them each their own egg in their own bowl.
Nope! They only wanted to eat from the same one. So now I put the egg in a larger shallow bowl since they are getting so much bigger! They didn't start running and playing until Saturday morning!
They were tired and Amber said Ginger was the same way!

We knew we would be busy this weekend getting ready for the new countertops coming on Monday.

We both went out to do our errands - he went to Home Depot and I went to the post office, picked up prescriptions, and grocery shopped Aldi before we met back at the house and got to work in the kitchen.

He brought the ladder in and I prepared the upper wall for painting on Saturday.
Most of it had been painted a few years ago but I couldn't reach the area above the fridge.
I must not have had a ladder then!
Can you see me perched up there on top of the fridge?

Looking down at Louis Dean!

Photo Shoot!!

This is the way we left the kitchen on Friday night.
Lots of work done and lots more yet to do!

Saturday I was up and at 'em! Kiltzed and painted the wall areas and had started putting the 'debris' back up.....

I was standing right in the corner by the sink and about to climb up on the step ladder when the cupboard fell forward off the wall. Talk about perfect timing! I held the door closed so all the dishes wouldn't fall out.....and yelled for Louis Dean who was in his room doing music. I had the stereo on with Sarah Brightman singing her heart out and our house is practically sound proof!
I yelled until I was hoarse and then started screaming! Not even the kitties came out to see what was going on! Finally......Louis Dean came out of the music room and looked down the hall!
YES! I was a damsel in distress and my knight in shining armor arrived at last!
Praise God for his perfect timing! 

He got right to work and secured the cabinet to the wall.
This was the third one he's had to repair. 
Then he checked all the others to make certain they were sturdy.

I worked late but I got everything all pretty on top of the upper cupboards.
Nothing went back in the same place as I changed everything about.
I liked it and went to bed tired but happy.

This morning I woke up at 6:30 and got up and went right back to work and I have been at it all day long. I stopped to watch church online and at 1:30 I had to cry uncle and take a nap.

We still have the lower cabinets to empty.

And we have to pull out all the drawers.....

.....Louis Dean must take the trim up along the counters.
He can do it without breaking it and I have plans to paint and use it elsewhere.

We need to carry those dishes to the trunk of the car in the morning.

And then we will be ready for the new countertops!!


Ginny Hartzler said...

I can't wait to see them! And I kow you have lots of "before" pictures! That was a scary moment you had! The kitties are cuter than ever. The photos of you on the fridge are beautiful! When are they coming, and how long will it take them?

BeachGypsy said...

TODAY'S THE DAY!! I am very excited for you Linda!! Cant wait to see pictures and y'all BE CAREFUL climbing up on high things ok?

Lorraine said...

Wow! That's a lot of work. So scary about the cabinet full of dishes falling toward you. Yikes! Your kitties are so adorable!

Vee said...

Way too much excitement holding that cabinet back. You always seem to have some excitement going on. 🙂 You must be so happy for new countertops.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you were able to advert the catosphe of the dishes until Louis Dean could secure the cupboard. That is a lot of work to do, but at least you know everything will soon look better. How exciting to have new countertops. It'll be fun putting it all back in place.

Deanna Rabe said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to see them. I'm glad you did have any broken dishes, and that LD was able to help you with the cabinet!

Changes in the wind said...

What a whirl wind of activity and the photo of you on the frig were just the best:) Can't wait to see the new countertops and so glad you didn't get hurt with the cupboard situation.

MadSnapper said...

the old countertops look fine to me. i am so glad he heard you and no one was hurt and no dishes lost or broken.. or kitties harmed eitehr. could have been a disaster. you were blessed. i am exhausted just thinking of all the work you did and still have to do

Bluebird49 said...

Oh my! You get so much done! I'm still wrestling with the shingles! If you haven't gotten the shingles shot, think about it. It is just miserable. Hope the countertops go well-known can't wait to see them! xxxTrudy

terre said...

i am always impressed at your 'get up and go'. i would have tired out much faster. its going to be beautiful. oh and you must have super powers to have held up that cupboard so long. i want to be just like you!

photowannabe said...

Wow, angels were doing their duty...glad everything turned out ok. I can't wait to see the new counter tops. It's going to be wonderful.
I think your kitties are so glad to be back home and snuggly with you.
You have more energy than all of us "fans" put together.
Sue of photowannabe

Wanda said...

I understand what you are going through, but not because I have personlly done it, but both daughters have been redoing their kitchens. What a difference countertops and back spash can make. I'm so tickled for you. Know you are going to love your new look.
Yikes, I gasp when I read of your holding that cabnet and screaming for Louis Dean. Thank God you were able to hold it, and not get hurt or all the dishes fall out and break.

Can't wait to see the new ones.

Estelle's said...

This must have been a huge undertaking! I know you both are going to enjoy the new look and beautiful new countertops...cannot wait for the unveiling!

Debbie said...

ooooh man, what a job linda, i know you will be happy when it's done!! i am sure the kitties were happy to see you!!

photowannabe said...

Linda, I just wanted to pop back in here to say thank you for the sweet comment you made on Wanda's blog post.
Oh Boy, won't it be fun "when we all get to heaven" and can chat, laugh and just enjoy each other to our hearts content.
Love you so much