This is not our first rodeo as far as painting kitchen cabinets. For the life of me, I can't remember what our cabinets looked like in our home on Gusten Place, and you won't think any less of me when I remind you that was over 35 years ago, will you? In any case, with a houseful of small boys, I painted our cabinets white, using oil based paint. How I did it is a mystery. I suspect I did not labor over the color either. White was white back then, or so it seemed to me.
Fast forward to September 2014 and this time Bruce and I painted the cabinets together. Mostly he did all the hard work of remaking each cabinet door, as well as making seven new drawers, while I sanded and painted. During the process I wrote many posts, but this one entitled FAQs sums it all up. Once we were finally done, Angela came over to see it, exclaiming "it is a breath of fresh air" in here. And so it was.
Perhaps you are wondering why we had someone come in to do it this time, and if so, let me explain. In a condo, you cannot work whenever your heart desires because noise can be a problem. Furthermore, space to work is also a problem. And so it was that last September I got my estimate from Troy and finally on February 1, the kitchen was completed!!! To say that this is not our style of getting things done is an understatement. That said, oh my! With a nearly bare refrigerator, Saturday morning I did some grocery shopping and when I walked back in with my bags, my heart was so happy to come home to this. Indeed, even though the day was gloomy, coming into my light and bright kitchen felt like a breath of fresh air all over again.
As I was sewing, not only were there American Robins everywhere, through my window I saw another huge flock flying on top of the water. What now? Turns out it was a huge flock of Crows or Ravens, not sure which, but unlike the ones in Vancouver, they did not attack.
Friday night, while Michelle was over seeing the kitchen, I invited her to help me with the jigsaw puzzle that I'd begun before the painting started. Her enthusiasm was minimal when we began, but four hours later she had discovered that doing a jigsaw puzzle is a lot of fun! Neither of us had done one in decades which might just as well have been forever.
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