While I was visiting my family in Ohio, I got a text from my husband: Water leak in the wall behind the kitchen sink. Water is off and floor is soaked. I came home to find the water restored, but the kitchen floor was torn up and my husband was working with disaster recovery and insurance to sort things out.
At the moment, we have no usable kitchen and are subjected to the deafening roar of the drying fans.
We aren’t sure what all exactly we are going to do to get things back in order… New flooring through much of the house, because it was all the same as the kitchen and that was ruined. New counters too, at a minimum.
And then comes the questions… Well, if we are doing that, then we could change the sink and definitely a new faucet. And we’ve been looking at upgrading to a gas range, so this would be a good time. Oh, and if we are doing all of that don’t we seriously want to consider the cabinets? Are these the cabinets we want to live with for the next 20 years? It’s an unexpected opportunity to make some changes we would like to a house we plan to stay in a good long while.
Argh. I wasn’t looking to do a kitchen remodel this summer. I haven’t even been thinking of a kitchen remodel in the next few years. I haven’t been dreaming of a new kitchen, poring over magazines and websites. I don’t even like to cook. I don’t know exactly what I want.
But first, and foremost, I just want the NOISE of these fans gone. Then, maybe, I can think about what to do next.