And here I sit my dear internets at the laundra-rama while at home my new washer and dryer dustily sit. We finally got connected with our insurance adjuster they talked to our contractor and are working on an adjustment claim. We don't know the dollar amount that we will receive, however it will be somewhat negotiable -- whatever that means. In the meantime I've come to grips with the disaster and am excited to be getting a new kitchen. Because the walls (sheet rock) have come down, I spoke to the contractor and it is very doable to put the washer and dryer in the garage instead of in the house in the little pantry, no extra cost. (you believe that right?) We're going to totally take the pantry walls down put counters in and a floor to ceiling pantry cabinet thing with pullout shelves. I mean why not, I didn't like the cabinets anyway and there was not enough counter space. Yes I will post pictures when they get put in. if that ever happens
Now the paint color… as you know my daughter Erin just painted the living room for us when I was off that week of my surgery and because I am not inspired as to a specific color, at this time, we are going to go with divine white. The lighting in my kitchen was not the best in fact it was barely sufficient so as the opportunity has kindly arisen I have picked out two new ceiling fixtures for the kitchen and they will install a hanging light over the sink (yea) and I've chosen one to replace the dining table chandelier. That may actually light things up.
Our fireplace had tile around it, not anymore duh, so once again I have picked a tile and a small trim piece for that. I love our ceiling fan in the living room so we will be keeping it although it is polished brass and the new fixtures for the kitchen are sort of chocolate brown/aged copper like color. I am sure it has some kind of fancy a$$ed designer name. I will show you, if of course it works out as I am planning. Okay, okay I'll show you even if it does not work out the way I'm planning. All because I love you and your amazing support of me, my family and our situation.
Perhaps we'll get lucky and be able to have the bed rooms re-carpeted, just in case I picked out brown carpet for them. Yes it may be darker than what most people would pick but I have lived with that light tan deer colored carpet for over 20 years probably more like 30. And that is enough!
In more exciting, okay maybe not exciting more like good news, my stitches have been removed now for a few days and the cut looked gross at first but it gets better every other day. Because of the pain in my right arm I have asked my doctor to do a letter in regards to my ability to work. Mostly because the hysterectomy that I'll be having on the 16th will keep me from having surgery on my right arm, and that has been scheduled for December 14th ...On accounta I got bad news...cause it has not been enough yet.
My office will be closing at the end of December (rumor has it that I will be reassigned to work from home- which would be totally awesome). Yet I am saddened at not working with this great group of folks that I have known most for 15 years. You bet the timing looks very suspicious and if I had planned it it dam sure wouldn’t be during the holidays. Cause how will I get to cook in my new kitchen? If I get a new kitchen. This whole timing thing is bad and please believe me when I say how horrible it makes me feel, I love my company it is the best, absolute bestest I have ever worked with, they are considered family.
I'm having a hard time fighting the tears, which is making this post hard to write. My software barely understands me already due to my charming Southern accent to which Jannie can attest. Bless her heart she said “pardon", "sorry what” more than a couple of few times. So anyway I’ll wrap this up by signing off for today and sending you all my hugs and great thanks for your support.
I know that no matter what God will do what is best, love is at the center and it radiates outward.
Speaking of radiate—where is that solar man that started all this?
How are things with y’all? Got that turkey picked out yet?