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Counter Install

Well, it has been a month since our cabinets were installed and we have been all this time with no counters and more importantly NO SINK!  The cabinets took a hit on my budget and I needed this last month to recover and get some cash together for counters and sink and faucet and disposal.

Today, Joe from Artistic Countertops and Coatings, LLC came and made us some very nice concrete acrylic custom counters and they are beautiful!

No Surprise – Daughtry

Well here it is. Six months ago I was celebrating the first year anniversary with the man I thought I might spend the rest of my life with and today I am realizing that it just will not work. It is quite a shame. I heard this song on the radio today and it just seemed fitting.

I’ve practiced this for hours, gone round and round
And now I think that I’ve got it all down
And as I say it louder I love how it sounds
Cause I’m not taking the easy way out
Not wrapping this in ribbons
Shouldn’t have to give a reason why

It’s no surprise I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed till today
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise

It came out like a river once I let it out
When I thought that I wouldn’t know how
Held onto it forever just pushing it down
Felt so good to let go of it now
Not wrapping this in ribbons
Shouldn’t have to give a reason why

It’s no surprise I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed till today
There’s nothing here in this heart left to borrow
There’s nothing here in this soul left to say
Don’t be surprised when we hate this tomorrow
God know we tried to find an easier way
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise

Our favorite place we used to go
The warm embrace that no one knows
The loving look that’s left your eyes
That’s why this comes as no, as no surprise

If I could see the future and how this plays out
I bet it’s better than where we are now
But after going through this, it’s easier to see the reason why

It’s no surprise I won’t be here tomorrow
I can’t believe that I stayed till today
Yeah you and I will be a tough act to follow
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise

The kiss goodnight, it comes with me
Both wrong and right, our memories
The whispering before we sleep, just one more thing that you can’t keep
Our favorite place we used to go
The warm embrace that no one knows
The loving look that’s left your eyes
But I know in time we’ll find this was no surprise

Bar Wall Frame

Today in prep for the counters going in, Mike came over and built us a bar wall.

Palm Tree Trimming

Our palm trees are out of control and probably haven’t been trimmed in quite a while since the house was vacant and bank owned before we bought it.  Today, we hired a tree guy to climb up there and take care of them.  It was crazy to watch since the tallest one is about 25 feet tall.

Washing Dishes In The Backyard

Although we have our new cabinets in, we still do not have our plumbing and sink in place.  In the meantime, we have been washing dishes in the bathtub and the backyard.  Today we cooked some good food on the grill and Dan helped us clean up with the hose.

Cabinets Installed

Mike, Kerry and Brian came over today to install our new cabinets.   They were delivered a week ago and have been sitting in my garage waiting for this day to come.   It has been a super long process and a lot of sweat and hard work, but things are really starting to take shape!

Final Touches Before Cabinets

Tomorrow the cabinets are getting installed.  They have all been sitting in my garage waiting for this moment.  Tonight, Mom put some finishing touches with primer and we cleared everything out of the room for the cabinet guys.

Mudding and Primer

Finally! We are in the home stretch before the cabinets get installed.   Today was another full day of mudding the new drywall on the ceiling and walls and putting a coat of primer on everything.

Installing New Ceiling Drywall – Day 2

We started at 10am and finished at 9:30pm.  What a long day!  We managed to get most of the drywall up on the ceiling and around the upper wall.  This was a very tough job.  I am sure that Mike Holmes would not approve of our work, but I am pretty happy with the way it turned out (especially for a bunch of amateurs).

Installing New Ceiling Drywall – Day 1

Karl and Greg came over to help me get started with installing the new drywall on the kitchen ceiling.   Doing drywall on the ceiling is MUCH more difficult and time consuming than I anticipated.    It took us three hours to get two sheets up with the cutouts for the lights and vents.   I know, I know, we are a bunch of amateurs!!

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