Now I get to pick out all the crap to renovate with. Not so easy, I figured out. I mean, who really knows about all the little details. Unless you (like me) tend to obsess about this stuff. I mean, I have a blog about it for heaven's sake.
One great thing about Dude (seriously, this is turning into a love letter) is that he is really willing to work with us about getting cost down. For example, we are going to do some of the work ourselves - like demo our kitchen! Isn't that the best part, anyway?! You get to come in and smash things and take them apart. Delightful. When I watch those home improvement shows and they smash the kitchens down I get all excited - it's like watching Monster Truck Racing. What? Stop looking at me like that! But, we are going to "gently" demo the kitchen so we can donate the materials. I have to convince Dan of this who is going probably ordering sledge hammers and goggles as I write this. I think I am going to have to get us some "Hulk" t-shirts for this with spray painted muscles on them. Or, even better, some flannel shirts with the sleeves cut off! Also, some hard hats will be in order. And, a tool belt. And, a ....OK, I'll stop. Maybe planning the outfits isn't the best way to go about this.
Now, onto more "normal details". One good thing about hiring a contractor is that they can get the job done faster than say, Lowes. Who told us that we would be without a kitchen counter top for about a month. To me, this means we would be without a kitchen. Since the sink would be mounted to the counter....no sink. What's a kitchen without a sink?
Looks like we will be without a kitchen for about 2 weeks though - at which point I guess we'll live off of paper plates (biodegradable of course - get off my ass!!) and a microwave. Maybe we'll pile these electronics into our bedroom and pretend we are in college again. Heck, we could even get a hotplate, some Natty Light and some pop-tarts. The only bad thing is we would have to go to work and couldn't skip class to play Mario all day. Unless we felt like we were ::cough, cough:: really sick.
** My future work shirt!