The Small Details

Well, maybe not so small, but details that call for me to make decisions.   The crown for the top of the cabinets arrived and Monday the carpenter was here all day installing said crown.   If you have ever assumed that ceilings are level, you would be wrong.   And so we ended up with a gap at the ceiling that I didn't and don't like.   Enter the painter on Tuesday whose job it is to make every detail look much prettier.   It didn't really happen.   Because the bid I had received through Lowe's was quite high for painting on this job, I hired my own painter who had done a fine job with the exterior.  The contractor isn't responsible for this painter's work, it's my job to get him back here and have it done again.   Details.

The fabricator for the countertops came yesterday to make the template.   Again, small details make the difference.   Fortunately we had worked this out last week when the designer stopped by.   

Time to put the light covers on the canned lights and install bulbs.   Who knew there were so many choices on light covers?   And bulbs?   And it's also time to install the dimmer switch and other switches.   Again, choices.   What style?   What color?   

It's time to purchase the backsplash tiles and the faucet.   Oh yes, and the pulls for the cabinets and drawers.   Details details details.   My brain gets tired by the end of the week.

Today?   I have a massage scheduled for 10:00!!!   And boy, do I need it.   I've been riding and/or working Beau and Buddy as much as possible, enjoying my time with them, but also carrying bags of feed as well as saddles, picking up horse feet, and it all takes its toll on this "not so young" body.   

I know how fortunate I am.   I am grateful each and every day for all the little details.

Here's where we are so far....



Enjoy your weekend!!





Comments

Lin said…
Oh, but how beautiful it is turning out!! It will all be worth it, I promise. I have kitchen envy and it isn't even finished.

Stay centered, my friend. It will soon be over and you will be enjoying it in no time!
Tabor said…
You will certainly be able to cook a lovely Christmas or New Year's dinner in that area!
Cloudia said…
Really shaping up!





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Missy George said…
It looks like it's going to be beautiful Denise. Yes there are a lot of details to work out but it will be worth it in the a.m. Ceilings are never flat and you usually have to caulk in the spaces and then painthave a good weekend. Stay warm.
I love how it's coming together, and I love all those little details that really do make it exciting!! Hope you enjoyed your day, massage and all!! Take care!!
Lynne said…
Looking wonderful . . .
Looks like you have entered the finish line . . .
Daryl said…
thank heavens for a good massage ..
Comfypjs said…
It looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it finished. And glad to hear you are taking care of yourself along the way :)
Ervin Willis said…
You should cherish that break because you earned it. That massage is something you should always treat yourself with. That should keep you going for future endeavors, with those buffer periods in between. Anyway, good luck with your renovations. All the best!

Ervin Willis @ M Street Massage Therapy

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