Today's upgrade happens to be kitchen cabinet resurfacing. My cabinets were a nasty mess before. They look older than Central Park dirt (probably were) and the dark brown was just depressing. The Cabinet Guy came this morning before I could get a picture of before - before he had all the doors off. He was quick!
Top cabinet before:
Oh my gosh! What a difference 4 hours makes! He had the old cabinets sanded and the new laminate on in what seems like no time! Wow! I was impressed and started thinking that maybe he would finish in one day, just like he said.
Bottom cabinet before (without doors, of course):
Now that's just scary! It's been a long time since I emptied out the cabinet and cleaned it out. I should be embarrassed, but I'm not. Those cabinets are old news now.
Bottom cabinet after:
Not quite done, like Cabinet Guy said it would be, but darned close. Cabinet Guy is coming back tomorrow morning and will build sliding drawers so I don't have to dig for my pots and pans. Won't that be nice?
Dinner tonight was a frozen pizza in the oven because as you can see, there's no sink and no water:
And today was a day of no knitting since I've been all stressed out about having a stranger in my house all day and the mess in the basement , the fact that it's not done and that tomorrow I'm going to have to go through it all again. Only tomorrow I get to put it all back.
And just so you don't mistake this entry for a home improvement blog, here's how far I got with the sock after I ripped it back halfway when I screwed up the short row
I never get those right on the first try. It's the math part that screws me up every time.
And before I go, let me just say 'thank you' in a very big way to the ladies at the knitting circle. They insisted I go to knitting class today, even if just for a moment. So I left my son in charge and ran there quickly only to get a big surprise. They were throwing a birthday party - for me! They really shouldn't have, but the company was great and the food was too!
Thank you ladies!
Back row: Juana, Maria, Baby Mia, Renee / Second row: Winnie, Carol, Yvonne, Jeanette / Front: me and Carmen
(Not present in the picture are Nilda, who took the picture and Miladys who left before I got there)
Ladies, you're the best! Thank you.