My husband has embarked on a huge project for the summer. He’s doing some remodeling of our house. He's very competent when it comes to carpentry and electrical and plumbing work. As a result, I think our kitchen and living room will be out of commission for several months.
First on the to-do list was to put in new windows throughout the house. Next, tear out the kitchen cabinets, rip out the carpeting, and remove the texturing on the ceiling. Finally, install new cabinets and flooring. Makes me tired just to think about it.
My role will be simple: pack up all the contents of the cabinets and then figure out how to feed us with just a microwave oven. I imagine I'll do more jobs, though—tough ones, like deciding what color countertop to get. I'm pretty flexible and having a big part of the house torn up won't be an issue, but there is one event scheduled that will be an issue. We’re having a picnic for about 125 people at our house in about six weeks—and I won't have a kitchen. Well, I guess if it rains and we can't be outside, we'll have a lot of empty space inside to take shelter!
By Carla Hedstrom
Meaningful Meanderings Blog