Our Lord Jesus Christ says, "If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:31-32).
Monday, August 30, 2010
About my Work-Cation . . .
So, Sharyn (a.k.a. Trixie) mentioned some time last fall that she wanted to replace the cabinets in her kitchen. Knowing that she would pay someone lots mo' money than she needed to for that job, I opened my big mouth and told her that my dad and I would do it for her for half of what she would be charged by one of the local construction companies. Long story short, replacing the cabinets turned into a complete kitchen remodel (new cabinets, new ceramic tile floor, new lighting fixtures, some new electrical and plumbing, drywall repair and painting, all new appliances, etc.). Soooo, my dad and I began to work on the project the Tuesday after "Messer Weekend" and have spent the last two weeks going at it. It's been a lot of fun to work on this project with my dad, although it has been far more work than I anticipated. We're still not done, but we've made a lot of progress. Tearing out the old flooring and pulling the millions of staples took a few days, and laying the cement board underlayment in preparation for the tile took a few more. Then, the cabinets arrived last Monday in boxes and we spent the majority of last week putting all of them together and then hanging and setting them. My dad is coming back up on Wednesday and bringing his buddy, Don, with him to begin tiling the floor. In the meantime, I will be spending a little time over there the next few days installing all the drawers, doors, pulls (knobs), and painting. My hope is to have the entire project complete by the end of next week. We'll see how it goes . . .
Here are a few pics of how I spent my vawork-cation:
No matter where you put a level on any of these cabinets, this is the result: