Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Confession of sorts...

Moving on to the kitchen. Actually, we're not moving on... we are just continuing. We have so much work to do in this house. Those of you who happen to visit me on a semi-regular basis, will soon figure out I live in a complete continuous construction area. There is a never ending supply of things to do.

These are pics of my kitchen as it is and has been for a very long time. However, I would just like to offer the fact that before April 2007, my husband was a self-employed Heating/Plumbing/Air Conditioning/Bathroom Remodeling guy. He was hardly home. Now that he has a "regular" full time job, it's 2 and 1/2 hours away. He lives 5 days out of 7 with his brother down near Philadelphia. So.. he's actually home less now than when he actually lived here. But... God has been faithful in taking care of us. Anyhow... I have been very hesitant to share pictures of my home with those of you I know because you all have such gorgeous homes... and I feel silly putting pics of my home on my blog... actually, a better word would be embarrassed. Anyhow... I've decided to share our construction woes and hopefully accomplishments. Sometimes, with our lives, we find that something is definitely more pressing on the priority list than what we might be currently working on. With a house that was built in 1840-something, there is always something to fix, take care of, repair, alter, update... and I've decided to swallow my pride and show what's really going on in my life. Not everyone lives in a picture perfect house in reality. Especially me! :) Thank you in advance for your kind understanding.

So, the past two weekends were spent relocating our basement door from off the "sunroom" that the hubs worked on this past summer. I have pics, but I need to transfer them my computer. Now that this is complete, we can start making the kitchen of my dreams. My husband has great creative ideas for these things. He will walk around a room in the house with a pad of paper, pencil and a tape measure. He comes up with such fantastic ideas, great use of space, and trying to keep the integrity of our house in tact. I'm so thankful for his many talents. We could NEVER afford to pay someone else to do this stuff for us... so we are very thankful that God has given him the desire and ability to do what needs to be done. We joke with each other that by the time we die, the house just might be the way we want it.

Well, I've revealed much today about myself... that I have been very ashamed to share with you all... but I realized that keeping it real is very important. I need to keep it real.

Hugs, and good night...
Penny Sue


just a little bit shabby said...

It will be great when you are done. With a house that old it can be a real feat and well worth the work. Hang in there girl friend!
Hugs, Sandyt

Jean Tuthill said...

Oh, don't be embarrased! Think of it as a work in progress and someday it'll be the way you want it and you'll love it because it is truly yours. Take lots of pictures of how it is now and then when you are done you can share the beautiful ones with us. We'll love that. Take it a little at a time and don't let it overwhelm you and you'll be fine. I wish I could help you!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

LOL!!! I am envious of your kitchen. You have cabinets to place glasses into near the sink. Oh, the challenges of living in an old house.
How wonderful your kitchen will be once completed. :-)

Ginger said...

Hi Penny:
I too say don't be embarassed. It is a work in progress, even if the progress seems so slow to you.
When we moved to Utah, we bought this house and it was so small when our kids all came. The first thing hubby started doing was to enclose the garage to make it a family room and a laundry room. Then him and his friend built a new garage. It was a mess for awhile but eventually it got finished. If he had been working outside the home it would still not be done, but he is retired and has lots of time.
I am glad you are keeping it real. By the way, I love those old houses, even though I know they have problems.