Before you read any further...
let it be said I adore my sweetie pie.
He's smart, knows a lot more than me,
very talented, creative and messy.
However he has the disease of
The symptoms are the ever pressing
need to cover flat surfaces with
whatever is handy and/or nearby.
Combined with "all-paper-must-be-saved-itis"
is a recipe for frustration for a person
who suffers from the disease of "neatness".
That would be me.
Did I mention Russell's also very patient
and has a great sense of humor?
Russell...the creative yet messy genius
We are in the process of changing out
all our kitchen appliances. We have
been in our home for over 2 years
and this is the last big project to
be completed. All our appliances
are between 15-20 years old and
quite inefficient and power sucking.
Hence the replacements- plus it's
better to replace before they break
down at the usual inconvenient time.
( Usual meaning during a dinner party )
Russell has been doing all the installs
except for the refrigerator.
Right now Russell is prepping for the
arrival of the double wall ovens.
This is what it looks like in our home.
Be advised I am not complaining
Living room floor is a good place
to keep tools ready and available...
The kitchen counter is also a good place
to keep tools accessible...
Extra dining room chair is quite handy
for computer stuff and paper work...
And the dining room table is perfect
for computer access plus instructions
on installing the double wall ovens...
Our double wall ovens will go into
the hole Russell just cut out.
You can see part of our new pantry
to the left. This little space used to
be a bathroom- which was disgusting
and not code as it opened directly
into the kitchen. Russell removed
the toilet and sink and a cabinet maker
installed the shelves that pullout.
After the wall ovens are installed then
Russell will put in the new stove top
and his kitchen projects will be done!
It's wonderful how he has transformed
our new home.
And he can go back to his painting....
And his paperwork in the computer/TV
Here's my work space.
Opposites do attract you know!