Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ready, Aim, Misfire!!

Aight Yo...

The tile is done, the cabinets are in, and we have started preparing the countertops. And all was running smoothly, until...

Remember when I was nervous cutting the counter tops because it would be such a costly error if I measured wrong, and then I actually cut a piece 1 inch too short, which throws the whole thing off? I do, because that's what I did last night.

It was quite heartbreaking to say the least, especially for the first cut. Kristen and Leslie were standing there, and thank goodness for that, or I would have lost my mind in a furious rage.

Well, we have to wait a few days for the counter tops to finish gettin ready...and for me to go pick up one more replacement piece for my misfire.

I'm afraid to say it but the finish line is in sight. Appliances are being delivered Thursday.

More pics will come as more developments come!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Deadliest Catch- The Blogging Sea

I fished the Blogging Sea, hoping to pull in a few keepers.  I baited the pot with sympathy and self-pity, and the fishin' ain't bad. 

My thanks to all who are reading.  I'll have a kitchen update tonight.  It's coming along baby!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Tile, The Tour

Before Tile

After Tile

Today was a delicious day in the Sloan Kitchen.  I finally got the tile laid in there(I still need to grout it, but will get that done tomorrow).   There's only a little bit more to do, but it feels dang good to have that part done.  
Kyle Murphy came over and help me cut the final tiles.  Then Mathew Johnson and Matt Knauer came over to help me build some of our cabinets.  I wish I could have begun cabinet installation tonight, I just simply wasn't able to get the floor in good enough shape for that.

Biggest disappointment of the night...the "Versus" channel wasn't working for the Tour de France.  It was the first stage of the Alps tonight, and people came over to watch.  When they found out our TV wasn't working...they rolled out and went to watch it somewhere else.

I know, I know, I like the Tour.  I like Nascar too.  Shut up.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

11 Diet Cokes

I remember my mom telling me that I ate a lot in high school.  And I finally got a taste of my own medicine.

A high school friend of mine graciously offered to babysit for me the other day.  He was here for a long time, I mean a long time, like 8 hours.  And I understand that my kids can make you work up an appetite.

My boy drank 11 Diet Cokes while he was here.  Eleven.  What the heck?  How do you even do that?  And he wasn't even phased.  He wasn't bouncing off the walls, or wetting his pants.  He was just chillin... probably looking for some more Diet Cokes when I got home, and wondering what was wrong with me that my pantry wasn't more stocked.

There's a good chance he ate up to 10 packs of fruit snacks too, because they are missing.

The next phase of Destination Kitchen has begun

Tile installation began today.  Holy crap it's gonna take a while.  It's so therapeutic for me though.  I just need about 6 hours of silence, and I'll be done.  Anybody wanna butter tiles and be my servant for about a day?  I think I can handle it, but it's gonna be slow.

I'm supposed to be having a Cabinet building day on Tuesday night.  The grout will be going in Tuesday, so I don't think I'll be ready for that.  However, I am going to go ahead with the cabinet building day on Tuesday.  Come on over if you want some of it.

When will destination kitchen sink come to its fruition?  Who the heck knows?  But we're moving in the right direction.

It's Sprinkle Time.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Buffy is the only one who reads my blog...

Is there any doubt why we call him Terd?

Well, destination kitchen sink had a deadline of tomorrow.
Ammm, I barely got to do anything this week.  I just can't get a lot done with the kids around.  I don't get to see them a whole lot, so I've wanted to play with them and enjoy our time together,    
and the kitchen has taken a back seat.

HOWEVER, I do have the hardibacker down for the tiling, and I've run the new Ice Maker water line through the flooring.  Leslie got to put up some primer paint tonight that is tinted toward the color it's going to be, so it's exciting to have some color in that kitchen.  Tiling "could" start tonight, it just depends on how brave I feel.  I'll probably mark out the center line and square it up tonight, then start the giant process tomorrow.  GAAAHHH, once we get this tile in, we are going to roll...in theory.

Leslie's getting fed up, and ready to have the house back.  Me too honestly.  What, two months with a bare walled kitchen is too long?  
Shut up.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Saranac remix

Take notes friends.  It's like beauty in motion.  Look at the balance.
Like the freakin' Tiger Woods of Frisbee Golf.
(P.S. - I had no idea this picture was being taken.  I'm just a natural beast)

Saranac was so great.  There were so many great conversations about what was happening in kids lives, and it was incredible to watch the Spirit of our Lord work in kids lives.

I have to say though, I spent a lot of the end of the week frustrated.  I got mad at the guys for being distracted and joking around when we were trying to talk.  I was irate in fact.  I didn't really let them see it though.  I couldn't figure out why I was so worked up at them.

Truth is, I was pissed at sin.  I was pissed at their sin, and my sin.  I was pissed at how I've seen it take me over and distract me from the Love of God, the ONLY thing that gives me any life at all.  And as I got to sit and talk with some of them, I saw them giving themselves the option of choosing whether or not they wanted to believe that they need Jesus.  
I do it too, what the crap?

I have to trust Him.  He keeps choosing me, and forgiving me.  He has pursued me, and keeps on pursuing me, even when I get caught up pursuing sin and death.  I would say, ESPECIALLY when I pursue sin and death. 

He wants me.  And them.  He's out for our good, and on our side.  
Why do we keep believing He's gonna drop us?  Like it's His fault.

What a great trip for me to be reminded of His love, and to hurt over my own sin, and the sin of others.  What a great God!!  That He should adore a sinner like me!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Destination KITCHEN SINK

The drywall guys finished up today with a great surprise...they even did the popcorn ceilings for me.  

Why, might you ask, did I get popcorn ceilings?  Cause they're already in the house, and I'm doing too much other crap to worry about it.

Next step, sweep up the mess and lay some hardi-backer boards for the tile floor.  Hopefully my electrician can come back and finish up stuff while I'm at Saranac.  P.S. - I leave for that Saturday morning.

I'm encouraged by the progress, but it's still a long way from functional.  Destination KITCHEN SINK has a new arrival time.  Hopefully the Friday I'm back from Saranac, which if you're counting, is July 17th.  And that's hopeful.  

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.  But then I swallowed it, because I am awesome, and a lot freakin' tougher than this kitchen.