Random - REALLY random - thoughts on retrieving one boy from camp
Not exactly the problem.

Conversations like this are why remodeling is not for every couple

"I've decided something about the kitchen sink," I announced to Clay, as we drove to the twelve bazillionth store to gaze, slack-jawed, at the choices for countertops.

"Oh good!"

"I know I should have researched farmhouse sinks before we ordered the cabinets. I should have found out how much they cost before our sink cabinet was ordered and we were locked into that style. But I've decided not to feel bad about that anymore, because when we ordered the cabinets, I was having a very hard time. It was difficult for me to want anything, and I had to come up with a jillion opinions about style and finish and color and whatnot. I did the best I could, and I'm sorry I obligated us to spend more on the sink than we should have, but I'm not going to feel guilty about it anymore."

"Oh. Okay. I was hoping you had made a decision on, you know, an actual sink."

"I want the marble one."

"Okay. You know, I never was feeling bad about the sink?"

"Yes, I know."

"So you're justifying yourself to...who, exactly?"

"I don't have to have an answer to EVERYTHING."

"I love you."

"Damn right." 



We remodeled the kitchen over the Christmas holiday, there are still things we are not speaking of for fear one of us will cry. Okay, just me with the crying part.


Sooooooo feeling your pain! We built a house five years ago and on our 8276387623 trip to Home Depot in one weekend I almost had a meltdown. We just went to pick out a garbage disposal. How many options could there be?
So we turned down the aisle to be faced with a plethora of disposal choices & when the salesman turned to ask if we had narrowed it down any I was on the edge of either laughing or crying. I just couldn't take it anymore. Thankfully I took a quick breath, turned to my husband and the salesman & exasperatedly asked "Don't they come in any other colors????"
And they both looked at me dumbfounded & before they could explain that it would be UNDER THE SINK & therefore color was IRRELEVANT I started cracking up- but I did stop JUST before they called the men with the white coats :)
Ugh... it will be over just before you go insane I'm sure!


I think you could use a farm bucket for a sink in that place, and it would look vundervul! I love the whole idea of what's up out there, and so happy you are so close. Seems like old times. Just saying.


Every time when I need to fix something in my house in 99% of the cases it turns out to be such a mess and I have not even a slightest clue why. Thank you for this post a lot, that really was curious to read it!

Glenn M.

nice conversations! i wish all the talks with my hubby were like this


I think that you did stunning decision the moment when you choose this topic of the blog article over here. Do you mostly write your blog posts alone or you work with a writing partner or even a helper?

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