Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Words I Don't Care to Hear Anymore

My husband has been working like a dog ... tirelessly, day-after-day. Up early in the morning and working late into the night.

This has been our vacation mind you.

Yes, we went to NYC. And, yes, it was fabulous.

But, the day we returned the kitchen remodel went into full force, mainly by him.

He has had really no help at all. We did have some guys come and help move everything out of the kitchen into the garage and we did pay someone to tile the floor. Thank God! OR we'd still be working on that and be way behind.

But, as far as everything else ... installing cabinets, installing countertops, building the bar, installing the sink and garbage disposal, plumbing and electrical tasks ... he's done it all himself. And he will be doing the remainder himself.

Poor guy. He's really beat up, covered in cuts and bruises and walking like an old man.

Yesterday K Belle said, "Daddy, you should really take a nap."

I have expressed my hatred for manual labor and realized that my part of this process would happen more toward the end with the painting, organization, and design.

Or so I wished.

My Beau really needed help.

And, guess who was the only one around? Yours truly.

Anytime I heard these words: "I'm gonna need your help," or even just the calling of my name caused me to groan a bit. I knew what was on the horizon: heavy lifting and maneuvering.

Thank God, it's coming to a close. Sort of.

My stove and refrigerator are still in the garage and my dishwasher gets delivered Monday.

It's really looking good and I'm so proud of the work he's done.

Here's a sneak peek. I can't wait to show you the finished product in a few weeks.

And, did I mention I'm going on my third week of not cooking? Yep.


Tammy said...

Hey...yah could be the next Kitchen Design tv show. Beau can do all the manual labor and you can design and decorate. Add all of yah's comedy and flair...girl it would be a huge success.Then you can whip up one of your great recipes in the kitchen you just created. Awesome right?! You can thank me later! :) LOL Cant wait to see the finished result.

Dana Dawn Calverette said...

Hey Daphne.... want me to come over and help you paint? bawahaha! (If you haven't read my blog from yesterday you might wanna check it out and you'll understand better)

When it's all said and done you are going to be so happy. Well, except maybe for the cooking part. LOL

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

Ohhh! Can't wait to see more! Our "life long project" house has provided many a tiring job for Dave, I so get what you guys are going through!

SO glad it is almost done!

Penny said...

Oooh!! I can't wait to see pics!

Rachelle said...

I remembered when we did a partial kitchen remodel, (floors, dishwasher, countertops and sink) it felt like it took FOREVER. But it was wonderful when it was done. Love the blue.

Cathy said...

Well, if you're not having to cook, it can't be all bad! lol

Sara said...

Can't wait to see.
I remember when Rob and I replaced our floor. I hated.every.second, but when it was all finished I just felt this awesome sense of "Hey WE did that!!!!"

thedomesticfringe.com said...

Looks like you're going to have a great kitchen! So happy for you.