Saturday, April 21, 2012

D. I......Z?

we're bushed!

I knew renovations were exhausting, but this is ridiculous.

Here's where we are on operation pantry. Yesterday, the Boy borrowed a friend's truck, purchased and transported wood, and got started on the project, building a base and cutting one of the sides for the pantry. He made, all told, three trips to home improvement and hardware stores.

This morning, after sufficient leisure time surfing and goofing off, we set off to pick up a new blade for a freshly-borrowed table saw (thanks friendly neighbor!) and other supplies that were new additions to the list. Hours upon hours later, after two trips to Menard's (regional home improvement store many of you may not have heard of), two trips to Home Depot (for paint samples and a saw blade), a late lunch, lots of accidental touring of some of Columbus' ghetto neighborhoods (scar-y!), and a stop at Target (for kitty litter and milk) we finally arrived home.

The plan was for me to assist the Boy in cutting the large unweildy sheets of wood, but we were both too exhausted to safely be around power tools. I don't think I've shopped that much in a long time! And even the Boy admitted that doing that much shopping with the weekend crowds was "mentally draining." So we laid down for a brief one hour nap, and woke up some two plus hours later somewhat refreshed, yet unable to stop yawning. Now it's after 8pm and I haven't even finished the laundry! Zoinks!

So in terms of the kitchen reno, this is already a seven-tripper (the vaulted measurement of either the complexity of the project, or the lack of list-making skills of the DIYers) just for the pantry.

Oh and in case anybody still cares, this is also why the normal YMOYL post will be delayed until tomorrow.

Sweet dreams!


  1. Look at it this way, we have everything we need for the rest of the cabinets, provided I don't completely botch the pantry.

  2. And this is exactly why we have so many partial renovations done (add in our two rambunctious boys as reasons too lol). It will get done eventually, right?! ;)

    1. I can't even imagine attempting DIY projects with children! Having cats around is bad enough. ;)


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