So it’s Friday evening and my husband Mike is putting in granite tile counter tops! Great huh? Awww shucks, it was my idea but he’ll get all the credit. It was also my idea for him to replace the back splash which he’s going to do on Sunday. If you’ve been reading my stuff you may remember that we’ve gotten a pay-cut recently. When I say “we” I mean Mike of course since I don’t make even one dime. We had some big plans for remodeling before the pay cut and we’ve revised them a little. When I say “we” this time I mean “me”. Mike thought about having a granite slab put in. But then I discovered Floor & Decor! Have you been there? You walk in this HUGE home improvement place and the possibilities are endless.
So many projects for Mike to do… I went nuts! So last night we, (this time, “we” means Mike) pulled out all the old appliances and ripped up the old counter tops and chipped away the old back splash! Just like that we (Mike) was hard at work on a big project. I can’t tell you how giddy I’ve been all day. I’ve been skipping downstairs to snap pictures and say something encouraging every few hours.
This was me encouraging Mike and snapping his picture! This one was taken at 5:30 in the morning before coffee~
I love a man with power tools!
~Do you like my choice of colors? Don’t tell me if you don’t, I’m pretty delicate, I’m just sayin.
Later, I ran over to Sears to set up delivery of our new stove, microwave, and dishwasher. I thought I’d ‘cut off my feet and go straight up’ when Roger, my friendly appliance sales person, told me they could deliver them on Sunday! SUNDAY!!! Day after tomorrow! (ps…my Gramma used to say that “cut off my feet and go straight up”, when she was really excited! What does it meeeeaaan anyhoo?)
Coming home from my outing I stopped at Moe’s and picked up our favorite chicken nachos. Mike would be so grateful!
When I waltzed in, nacho’s in hand and announced that he’d need to finish up by Sunday afternoon so the appliances could be installed I did not get the reaction I expected. As a matter of fact, I thought his eyes might explode right out of his head! Dear Lord, if looks could kill…
I felt it was wise for me to tip-toe upstairs and hide out for awhile. Two hours went by. I couldn’t stand it! I just had to check out his progress. In my mind, I pictured the counter tops almost done. And I needed to make my afternoon S’mores .(thank you very much Gitz!)
Now…Mike wasn’t as far along as I thought. That’s okay. I ran my hand across the smooth granite…”Ummmm, could I make a suggestion? Or two?”
He looked up and glared. That’s all just glared. So, I made my suggestions. Then I thought of another one. And while my S’mores were melting in the microwave, I found a few other minor suggestions I felt the need to address…
I’m back upstairs.
Seems my help isn’t appreciated. And, I won’t go into any more detail friends. But I just want it in writing…
if I go missing, talk to the husband.