To illustrate my point, here's a snippet of our conversation from the other day:
PETE: I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about light switches in the kitchen
KRISTEN: I've never wanted to do laundry so badly in my entire life
PETE: Right? What is this?
KRISTEN: I'm going to wash all of my underwear
PETE: I'm going to watch them spin around and drink a beer
PETE: Me and Ernie ... just watching the spinning
Sexy, right? There's also drawn out discussions about skimming walls and -- my personal favorite -- antique door options. But, as you can imagine from yesterday's cabinet post, the next step in our kitchen process is the appliances. We are currently waiting for a few more cabinet pieces to arrive (including 12 feet of butcher block that we're making into counter tops) and finishing some minor plumbing and electrical work. I can not stress how done we are with waiting. So you can imagine our excitement when we finished the cabinets this weekend and were anxiously waiting (there's that word again) for the appliances to arrive Monday morning between 8:00AM and 12:00PM. Except instead of being our rescue boat off the island of kitchen insanity, the appliance people decided to test our mental fortitude.
Here's the rundown:
- SUNDAY: Cabinet installation complete (for what we had on hand)
- MONDAY: Appliance delivery scheduled for AM > Delivery is a no-show > Finally arrive with ONLY the stove
- MONDAY NIGHT: Angry phone calls to appliance company > Promised a Tuesday morning complete delivery
- TUESDAY MORNING: Waiting for appliances > Delivery is a no-show
- TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Angry phone calls to appliance company > Promised an evening delivery > Pete leaves work to go home and receive the delivery > Delivery is a no-show
- WEDNESDAY: Angry phone calls to appliance company > Promised a 7:30PM delivery > Delivery truck calls at 3:30PM that they are outside the house > Pete rushes home from work
- WEDNESDAY NIGHT: We are now the proud owners of a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, stove hood and washer/dryer!