Sunday, April 26, 2015

Doin' the Two-Step

We've all done that dance.  A-one, a-two, backslide one.  A-one, a-two, backslide one.  It's normally referred to as two steps forward, one step back.  And that's not dancing, that's called frustrating.  But, even at the pace of two steps forward and one step back, we are still making progress.  The appliances arrived.  Well sort of...

Refrigerator, check.

Stove, check.

Dishwasher, OOPS.  It was damaged in shipping and the appliance store let me know it would take a few extra days to get another one. Those few extra days turned into twelve.

Finally, it was delivered ....with the backside dented and damaged through to the tub!!!  Another one has been ordered.  Dan was able to use this one as a place holder so that this row of cabinets could be set and the proper filler strip constructed against the wall on the right.

Yes, some of the cabinets arrived and as you saw above, two of them are in place.  More on that later.

This week the pantry cabinet arrived too. It was the two steps forward we all needed.

It fit perfectly!  Dan will be making a shelf for over the refrigerator and applying the toe kick and....I was able to ....

relieve an over crowded dining room of a few items.

 I did pitch one item. Can't remember when I last used this anyway.

My daughter will be rolling her eyes when she  sees the expiration date.

Oh, and one more thing.  Here's the backslide that follows those two steps forward.

  I got an email this week saying the faucet I want is now available.  I was elated only to be quickly deflated.  It is available, true, in polished brass, chrome, and oil rubbed bronze.  How cruel is that?  No polished nickel??  Really??  I was told it has been discontinued.  I have contacted the manufacturer begging them to find one somewhere, and I have checked every other source I can think of.  Finding this identical faucet somewhere would put the dip in the end of dance.

PS: Just received an email from the company.  It's not a graceful dip but at least we are still dancing.  They are looking at 90 days away due to production delay.  That's not the same as discontinued, so at this point there is still hope.


  1. Yes, I'm rolling my eyes at the expiration date!!!!

  2. Your kitchen is going to be beautiful!