Oh the layers!

There haven’t been many grand changes around the Centennial Gent the past few weeks. Mostly because it has now come down to me to finish all the painting and to make my final decisions. Countertops? Check. Vanity tops? Check. Dishwasher? Check! Painting? Ehhh…..

Why in the world are dishwasher’s so expensive? $900 is insanity. But Lowe’s clearance section for the win yet again. One of the ladies at the Norfolk Lowe’s told me that she was going to set up a cot for me in the back so that I wouldn’t have to waste gas driving there all the time. Such a kidder. It isn’t that baad! However, I’m fine with it because my persistence paid off. Why yes, in that box is a white, Bosch, flat front, dishwasher from the clearance section. Half off? Those are the magic words. I’ll take it. Free next day delivery? Here is my money. See you tomorrow.

Two very nice guys delivered it with ease last Sunday.

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I received the last few cabinet doors. Finally, they’ve all been installed. Another big win. Hardware next.

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Friday the molding around the upper cabinets was put up. Which means we are down to the trim painting (me) and the installation of the countertops.  And the countertops are scheduled to be delivered Thursday or Friday soo…… It’s all me now.

I was repeatedly discouraged from taking the height of the cabinets to the ceiling. I’m very glad I didn’t listen. I love my cabinets and the lack of a dust collector at the top. Yes, I’ll have to get a step stool and the cabinet above the fridge will be the place holiday dishes go to die but don’t you need a place like that for those things?

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This is my current world. FROM NOW UNTIL WHAT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER.

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Don’t worry. I’m keeping the lead poisoning at bay by wearing my respirator mask and protective eyewear.

I’ll spare you a picture.

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Piles everywhere. But it isn’t all scraping and no fun. Saturday I got up before the sun and met Kristy in Lynchburg for the JCrew warehouse sale. Fitting that I start and end this post talking about my love for a good deal. I’ll leave out how long we waited in line.

We had a great day catching up, hunting through cardboard boxes, and eating at Cracker Barrel. Another big win!

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That girls face says it all about the insane line. (Let alone the insane things we learned from about Liberty University from “eavesdropping” on our fellow shoppers.)

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Look at those boys happy faces!

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Did someone say matching bejeweled sweatshirts? Yes, please.

But now back to reality and to the flaking paint.

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