Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to School

I'm always anxious to get back to school but there's something sort of sad about it as well.  My oldest started high school yesterday.  I find it hard to believe that he's that old.  The other sad thing about school starting is that my lovely husband has to go back to work and I kind of enjoy when he's home over the summer.  There are never any dishes in the sink when I get home and all of the annoying painting gets done.  This year it was the railings on the porch.  They look really nice too.

We've really been enjoying the kitchen too.  I can't explain how much nicer it is to have space and pretty cabinets with tons and tons of storage and a gigantic island.  Of course there are a couple of things I would change if I could go back but that's a post for another day and the list is really small.

Finally...and why it took me so long to say so.

I'm very, very, very belated in posting this but it's official.  The kitchen is done.  19 weeks and 3 days.  136 days or 3264 hours.  It was officially finished when the painter came for touch ups on June 21st, which was a Thursday.  We had two lovely days of peacefulness and then we were to host my inlaws for Father's Day dinner.  You know what they say about best laid plans?  Yeah, we had a huge monkey wrench thrown at us.  Suffice to say it was a really bad extended family medical problem that required rallying all of the troops to get things done the best we all could.  It's been ongoing since mid June.

Also, I was waiting until I could actually get my stuff together to post pictures at the same time.  That took an additional couple of months.  I finally gave up trying to remember to have everything clean and take pictures with the good camera.  I will someday but this is the iphone version: