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house stuff!
My sweetie hung my baskets in the kitchen, which makes me very happy and gets the onions, garlic, lemons, and tomy-toes off my counter, thus enabling me to actually USE more of the counterspace. Heh.

I actually did a fair number of dishes from Friday night's dinner immediately after shabbos, so I don't even have much of that mess to contend with (since I did nothing yesterday since I was out of pocket). Then again, I didn't serve food on real dishes. I used plastic. But that's another story.

Seth called USAA today to find out about getting a home improvement loan and they will, indeed, give us a loan, so we can proceed on plans for redoing the kitchen. No idea what this is going to cost, but hopefully, it won't be too outrageous. Kitchens can cost anywhere from $10K to $100K. So I'm not especially looking forward to finding out what it all costs, but I am very interested in seeing it FINISHED. That will be a happy thing.

I looked up some contractors today and gave the numbers and websites to Seth for him to contact since he'd confirmed the loan eligibility from USAA. Seth reached only one of them, and faxed them a letter and a diagram of the space we're working with. Hopefully, we'll be able to get a good response from the company we called. But I want at least three plans/quotes. So we'll see.

Anyway, it's nice to know that we're starting to move forward!

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: August 16th, 2004 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last year, we remodelled our kitchen, and we were very pleased with the kitchen remodelling services from Lowes. You might explore them.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 16th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny you should say that. I spent part of the afternoon going through their website trying to decide what I liked. I do plan to schedule an appointment with them and see what they have to say. I have a couple friends who used them for plans, but their contractors were more expensive than other contractors. But Lowe's lets you buy the plans outright, so that's the good news.
cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: August 16th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
We looked at having more independent contractors come out and do things like refacing, but it ended up being cheaper to have Lowes come out and demolish and install the cabinets. We found our own flooring guy (we got the Pergo at closeout) and painter. We had heard horror stories about delays from Home Depot in our area. But ask around, as I'm sure the contractors in VA are different than the contractors in CA.
From: gittygiggles Date: August 17th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
those 3 tier basket thingees??? i wanted those...but have NO CLUE where to put them.....alas :( so now that stuff is in my fridge
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 18th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
yes, those. I've had them since I was a kid, but I only just found ones to hang in the new house. They aren't as nice as the ones I was looking for, but they do the trick for the moment.
From: gittygiggles Date: August 18th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
they look so cool! maybe i'll get a fit of inspiration and figure out where to hang some in my house :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 18th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
the ones I've got aren't as cool looking as they could be. But they are extremely functional, which is why I wanted them.
From: gittygiggles Date: August 18th, 2004 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
where do you hang them? like does it have to be "empty space?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 18th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
um, well, they've got to be someplace where they're not going to get in your way, if that's what you mean. Otherwise, hang em' whereever.
From: gittygiggles Date: August 18th, 2004 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
mayhaps some day you can come over and play and determine correct locationing. i really like thema nd the extra storage space they promise!
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: August 18th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
OK, I'm officially a... a... well I don't know what to call myself w/out being pejorative, but I feel stupid. I was about to ask "what's a tomy-toe?" when in the midst of typing the question I realized what it was. *shakes head*
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: August 18th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
sorry. You were probably right to be confused. My Karen-speak doesn't always translate well on LJ.
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