shows you the floors & carpeting color that I will talk
about in this part of the story)
Happy Saturday Morning Sweet Friends,
Got so busy with errands and my Fall decorating
yesterday I forgot all about doing the rest of the story,
as Paul Harvey would say!!
Well, the family room and dining room are almost
finished being transformed, just have a few finishing
touches to put on. I am very happy with the way
it came out, and even Jimmy and Scott like it!! lol
I woke up early and can't go back to sleep so
thought I better finish my story or at least
write some more on it.
Now we are into early October, we have known
for awhile that we were also getting new flooring
as well as carpeting because the seams were starting
to curl, and we have chosen the carpeting and the
flooring. The carpeting is a Federal Blue and
the flooring is a oak laminate. We are very, very
excited and can't wait to get some carpeting
back on our floors after sweeping paper and
concrete for 2 mos. now, and we are amazed
about the flooring because all I asked for was
new carpeting. We felt and still feel so grateful!
The one thing holding us up was the kitchen,
they were fixing our cabinets. They come in
and take the fronts off of them, and build new
casings, and then put the front back on.
They tell you they do this all the time, and
that they look just like they did before. So we
are like fine we have no problem with that.
I had a feeling when I saw the hammering and
banging they were doing and saw that some
of the wood broke that they might not quite
be able to pull that off.
So they finally bring the cabinets back to install
them, and the first peice they brought in was
the tall cabinet that my built in oven goes in,
right away I could see that the stain did not match
and I said that, so they took it out, to take it back
to refinish it again. So then they brought in another
cabinet and it looked okay and they said they were
gonna go ahead and install all the rest, and then
they would bring the other piece back when they
refinished it, so that is what they did with my
blessing. I just let them work and stayed out
of the way, cause I sort of had this gut feeling!!
They finished and said they were going, now
the cabinets had dust all over them, and I really
couldn't see them all that well, until after they
left, and I started dusting them off, which I
felt they should have done, which made me
feel a tad suspicious........... I might add!
My instincts were right. The more I dusted
the more I could see how ridiculous this was.
There were cracks in the wood that they had
puttied and then tried to stain over, my lazy
susan that worked when it left, now would not
even turn, the drawers fell when you opened
them. It was clearly unacceptable, so I called
my Ins. agent, and calmly told her the story,
and said my cabinets are old but they were
in very good condition, and could she please come
out and take a look for herself, and she said, I don't
have to come out, I believe you, and that is not
a problem you can get brand new cabinets and
countertops. She told me to go to Home Depot and
pick out what I wanted that was conquerable to
what I had now. I was just beside myself with
joy and amazement at what the Lord was doing.
I could not believe it really. I had wanted to
paint those dark walnut cabinets many times, but
hubby loves real wood, and couldn't stand
the thought of that, and I had come up with
a plan to put wallpaper on a few end areas to
cut down on some of the darkness.
I also asked my agent if there was anyway
I could get out of the contract with this company,
and get my own contractor to do the kitchen.
So far, they had promised a lot and delivered
very little, it also seemed like everytime they
came in to do something they messed up some
of the work we had already done, that they
were really suppose to have done.
She said she would take care of it, and to
choose whoever I wanted. Wow, that was
a relief, but now who was I gonna get!
My daughter was telling her girlfriends at
lunch about all that was happening, and one
of them said you should have her call my
Mom, we just had our kitchen redone and
we all love our kitchen, the man did a great job.
So the next day I called and spoke with her
Mother and she had nothing but good things
to say about him and his work, and she even said, I could
come over and see her kitchen if I wanted to,
I never did, but we did call the contractor
and have him come out to talk with us.
Now we realized we were not going to have
a kitchen for Thanksgiving, cause it takes
at least 6 wks. or more to get cabinets
when you order them, then of course,
there is the installation time as well.
My friend from Gainesville called to
check on us and how things were coming
along......so told her what I just told you,
so she invited us there for Thanksgiving.
I never even thought or expected that,
I hadn't even had time to think about it really,
let alone come up with plan B for Thanksgiving,
and now here was this invitation, and I didn't even have
to worry about it. Oh, Thank You Lord, that
is a load off my shoulders.
When we talked with the contractor, (and by
the way, he is the one we had such a great
reconciliation with), he had his own place
to get cabinetry and he could get it a lot
quicker which was wonderful, yet the kitchen
was still holding up the carpeting and flooring.
The girl at the carpeting store suggested we
put the floors and the carpeting in sans the
kitchen, cause all they would have to do is
put in a temporary threshold.
What Excitement........I had never thought
of that!! We were finally going to get
some normality back!
Well, I will leave you here for now,
and pick up Part 4 on Monday,
May you have a Wonderful weekend
Blessings and Hugs,