Friday, March 27, 2015

More Photographic Evidence Of Spousal Insanity

Pictures of Larry's latest insulation project, wherein he tore out my kitchen wall, my front hallway wall, AND my pantry:

Doesn't that look lovely? And now the whole neighborhood can look in on us until the project is completed, because the plantation shutters that normally cover those windows are stacked in my living room.

Above is our front hall.  Welcoming vibe, isn't it?  I mean, in an Addams Family sort of way... it totally looks haunted.  Coming down the stairs at night is a very creepy experience.

And there is/was my pantry. We tore out the pantry because we hadn't had a door on it for at least 5 years and we finally decided that, hey, maybe we should buy a door.  We're nothing if not problem solvers. Then the handyman came up with the idea of widening the pantry a bit before we ordered a door, so that we could actually fit the broom in it (because, up to now, we just shoved the broom in the corner between the pantry and the hutch, whence it would invariably topple and hit someone on the head as he/she walked by).

But now I'm wondering, why even have a pantry when you can just leave everything on the kitchen counters and knock stuff over a zillion times a day?

Here they are - the counters, I mean.  You might have trouble seeing them under all that pantry clutter.  Note the attractive plastic dropcloth hanging in the background.  Who needs drapes?


  1. "…and God bless Grandma. And, oh--one more thing, Lord, even though I must fix all my own disasters, thank you now and forever that I don't have to step over a big old annoying man every damn day. Amen."

  2. The countertop looks very nice...

  3. I can't wait to see the AFTERS!

  4. Wow. That's all I've got. Wow.

  5. Oh aren't you having fun? I hope it doesn't take long to complete this project; otherwise, you will have to be a VERY good sport!
    And I know this from experience.

  6. All those matchy matchy stackable kitchen containers. You're one of THOSE people, huh???

    Larry ever given thought to radon detectors??

    1. Are you referring to my Tupperware spice container carousel? I bought those in a very extravagant moment back in 1992, and I have NEVER regretted it. I always know exactly where my spices are, and I have never had to waste a second of precious dinner prep time searching for them. When you have babies and toddlers underfoot for years and years and years, that is a real boon, because believe me, dinner prep time is quite limited.

      And, come to think of it, considering they've lasted 23 years now, it wasn't so extravagant, after all...maybe it's time I let myself off the hook about that, huh?

      But why the question about radon detectors?

    2. The Carousels AND the lovely stacking containers. I'm quite jealous, actually. I can beat you on the T-wear actually (runs to the kitchen and pulls out the cereal container my mother gave me when I married in 1971).

      The radon detectors was mainly to give Larry something to take his mind off remodeling.

    3. Aha! I'll see your 1970's cereal container and raise you one green plastic T-ware colander just like my mom's that I found at a yard sale 15 years ago!

  7. Look at him GO! Before you know it, it will be time to move because he'll have made your house so lovely, right?

  8. But, you can comfort yourself with the fact that once it's all done it's gonna be gorgeous, right?

  9. Your spices, etc., look very well organized. For this, I commend you. I admire such work.
    The first few pictures made me shudder. The fact you are still married and (hopefully) speaking to one another is a miracle.

  10. That is some hard core demolition.



Blog Widget by LinkWithin