For as long as being in a newly purchased home in Silsbee, the hankering feeling of wanting to upgrade the interior of my home has been weighing on me heavily.
But as time would allow on weekends to get some work done, Mother Nature always finds a way to put the ole lazy bone vibe into me with its cold, dreary rain.
Okay, so it was fine to be lazy a few weekends, but now months into being confined to a couch, the time is now to get started.
Just as the rains returned, there was no stopping me.
So onward we go as renovations of the kitchen began. Thanks to television stations like DIY, they sure give you the motivation and skill to do such work.
Unless you are me and just sort of wing it.
As we begin working on cabinets that were so messed up from previous owners, we managed to get the ball rolling.
But no soon do we find out that the paint we would like to use is not in stock, so the project has now turned into a work-in-progress type of a situation, if you will.
So for now, after emptying out all of the contents of all the kitchen cabinets throughout the living area and dining room, we now have to guess where things are located.
Thank goodness for paper plates and plastic utensils.
Not to mention the refrigerator sort of just floating in limbo within the kitchen.
I do have to admit that I’m thrilled at the fact that we will be hiring someone to do backsplash work and countertops.
It really didn’t take much whining from me to convince the wife.
But sometimes you have to be a little perturbed at this DIY stuff, claiming anyone can do it and it only takes “x” amount of time.
Several weeks later, you are either walking around with crutches or created an even bigger mess than you could imagine.
Like the ole troopers we are, we dove into the project and on we go.
In the meantime, I guess its making toast on the entry way table, grabbing a knife in the living room, getting a plate in one of 10 boxes and hoping the lights don’t go out as I’m walk through the kitchen in fear of running into the fridge.
I guess you are right DIY. It’s not so bad. Soon I’ll be known as Handy Man Dan. And maybe I’ll have my own show.
But I think I’ll shut the mouth and just wait until its all said and done...hopefully next weekend...hopefully.