Monday, January 14, 2008

Now with a Herpes free kitchen

We started renovating our kitchen back before Thanksgiving. Work in progress story is here.

Time was not our side with various and many trips to the hospital to visit with our fathers, Ray and Skip.

Lauren was determined to have the kitchen finished by Christmas since we were hosting her family for dinner.


The day of Ray's Funeral, the Friday before Christmas, Lauren and I were talking to her uncle and cousin about how much work was needed on the kitchen. The kitchen was only half done and Lauren wanted it to be finished that weekend.

I tired to talk Lauren out of completing it because we had so many other things to do before the holiday.

"Bill, the backsplash is not up and there are so many little things we need to do." Lauren insisted.

"I think our guests will understand with all the circumstances we have faced lately." I said and looked to her uncle and cousin, both who I have only met a few times, for confirmation.

"I just want it done." Lauren said.

"Well, I think they will understand." I said. "It's not like we can't have people over. I mean, it's not like our kitchen has Herpes."

Then I got puzzled looks from everyone and that is where the conversation ended.

The kitchen was 95 % completed by Christmas dinner.

Before.
In the questionable condition, yet without herpes.

95% complete.

Still only 95% complete.


29 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

Beautiful!!

So, what you're saying is, your kitchen wasn't contagious??

Woman Undone said...

I love your logic!!!!

The kitchen looks great, with or without Herpes!!!

The other day I was in Home Depot and I was trying to explain the whole "Begats" deal to the orange apron alien and they didn't get it....inside joke, I guess.

M&Co. said...

With our without herpes, it looks fabulous!

Patience said...

Looking good!!!!

whatwasithinking said...

It's lovely. I would totally have unprotected sex with that kitchen. I mean, you know, metaphorically speaking.

Dave Cole said...

Nice work on the kitchen, but really I'm just glad someone out there says stuff that's even more wrong than I do.

Wendy said...

Very nice and airy. I would understand, but would talk about you on the way home from dinner. But, I am from the South and that is how we do things, bless your heart.

Anonymous said...

The last two pictures look like one of those puzzles where you have to find the 6 things that are different. After you write your book (which is your density), you can work on this.

thelairoftheplatypus said...

OOh I love your kitchen. I mean REALLY love your kitchen. It's a strange and unnatural thing but I am so jealous - and full of admiration that you've done that! Time to sort mine out I think... Fancy a trip to the UK?!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Digging the white and black...also nice to see that you stick with gas cooking...Oh so much better than electric!!!

Jan said...

William, great kitchen, it's beautiful. From my experience a kitchen remodel is like living an a war zone. And you certainly had a lot of other battles going on.

SciFi Dad said...

Herpes in the kitchen is never good. Crabs on the other hand...

But seriously... nice job. How much of it did you pay someone else to do (or have Lauren pay someone else to do after you "fixed" it?)

Stacie said...

Looks 100% to me! What's not finished?
Stacie

eclectic said...

Wendy just made me LAUGH out loud with the "bless your heart"!!!

Your herpes-free kitchen looks just as good as any kitchen with herpes I've ever seen.

kalki said...

Dude, well done. That kitchen is gorgeous! (But have you had it tested for chlamydia? I'm just saying.)

The Egel Nest said...

When is your estimated date of completion...

and will it eventually HAVE herpes...I hope so...that would make for interesting pictures.


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Mainline Mom said...

Wow, you guys are amazing with the stuff you can do to a home. Can I hire you and Lauren for a weekend? Tell her to bring her sewing machine.

Missy the Garden Freak said...

i think your herpes free kitchen is marvelous... love the new island in the middle... great job!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

If this is 95% complete, then you guys rock!! It looks amazing!!

I love it.

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Elleoz said...

Oh wow! Wanna come do my kitchen next? It looks great.

Just stopping by via The Chick's blog.

Renée said...

Nice pictures, great looking new kitchen. Watch out, though: I think I detected a little bit of herpes over there in the corner.

Don't you hate that moment when you make a little joke and it falls completely, utterly flat? It just happened to me in the first paragraph of this comment.

Renée
The Empty Nest Blog
Sharing laughter, experiences, and resources for fellow parents of college students.

Tracey said...

Nice Blog! Oh, and I saw the comment you made over at Oh the Joy about cumin, and I too had a Beavis and Butthead theme to my post today! hehehehe.

Anonymous said...

It looks to me like your Kitchen has Hispes.

nicki said...

I'm constantly saying things that my MIL thinks are crude or weird. I mean, come on, I'm Mormon, what else have I got?

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Well, everyone knows that the kitchen is just a breeding ground for all kinds of germs. I think that having a "herpes free kitchen" is a great goal.

By the way, at 95% it looks fabulous and not at all like something you could get a virus from.

rudecactus said...

It looks great! And I think I just installed those same lights!

choosydad said...

That's the problem with having house guests - reminds us of the projects we have yet to complete...looks great!

am said...

It looks like you painted those cabinets. We have a very small kitchen and very old, dark cabinets.

Would love some advice about technique, etc.

javieth said...

When I bought my house through costa rica homes for sale
I expected to have a big stove in the kitchen with a huge space, now I am really happy because I can cook every kind of recipe in my huge stove. I really love it.