Monday, August 10, 2009

MIA

Just a quickie, I hope to be back with you soon. The kitchen is nearly there, it has honestly been a nightmare. Things went wrong on day 1, when they found a leaking water pipe, and then many things went wrong after that. The kitchen should have taken two weeks in total, they started July 13th. DH had the first week off, and I had the second week off. I then had the week after that off to get everything back in, and the room decorated etc, however the kitchen was not finished. And is still not finished. I will eventually take some photo's, and I have still not uploaded the before pictures, to be honest by the end of week 1 I wanted to move. I had totally lost interest in the new kitchen, and still don't have much interest in it. On Saturday, they came and replaced all the drawer and door fronts (this was the 3rd time for a couple of them!) The replacements are not the same as the first ones they put on, slightly different colour and finish - not sure I like them. They had to be replaced as they had fitted the wrong sized handles on. One of the problems with the doors near the oven is that the coating has buckled a couple of times, and again within 4 minutes of the guy leaving on Saturday. I spent every day of my two weeks off waiting in for people, be it electricians, plumbers, tilers or kitchen fitters. I am not at my best if I cannot get out of the house, I'm a bit like a caged animal. If I can get out of the house, I can quite happily stay in all week, but remove my freedom and I don't like it. I have not done a lot of stitching, I've just not been in the mood. I did pick a couple of things up, and stitch little bits, I have done a couple of needlerolls, one was for a friend from my cross stitch club, who turned 60 last week. I will eventually get around to publishing photo's. Apologies to my HOE Summer House partner, who I have not posted to yet, and the deadline was 30 July. I really need to get my act together. I returned to work last week, to find changes at work, not ones I wanted, but I'll have to live with them (they start next week-17th). And I was so shattered when I came home from work each night last week, that I couldn't keep my eyes open. I currently have nearly 700 blog posts to read -I'll only be looking at pictures! And if you've made it to the end of this post - well done, and thanks for sticking with me.

5 comments:

Julie said...

{{big hug}} not a nice experience, i hope you are soon all back to normal and can relax

Patti said...

New kitchens are a nightmare. But when it's done it will be so worth it. I have missed your posts. Just go to mine and leave a comment for a great giveaway in honor of the birth of our (see how big I am being about this) newest member of our family. His name is Oliver Jake Malcolm Lessell and he weighed 6lbs 14ozs and was born last Tuesday morning at 5.30 a.m. Saves you reading my blog just leave a message is all. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Karan said...

Oh Chris no wonder you're fed-up. Sending lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))) your way as it sounds like you could do with some.

Karoline said...

{{{Chris}}} I hope things are improving

Michelle said...

Big hugs to you. It sounds like you are having a heckuva time with the kitchen. Hope you can get it finished and get some stitching in soon!