I’ve often read about the importance of giving gratitude to balance your psyche and give perspective.
So today, I’m expressing gratitude for friends who have it together and know how to organize.
Cabinet maker Tom comes today. The kitchen reno starts tonight. Everything must go.
I’ve been dunging the place out all week and passersby have regularly been emptying the box of free stuff out by the curb. A carpet cleaner has gone. A foot bath, five vases, magazines, a tea pot . . . all gone. I wish somebody would take that damn knife block.
Enter Lynelle yesterday. Equipped with Rubbermaid containers and garbage bags she went to work.
You don’t need mugs for a family of eight, she said. Which ones do you want to keep?
And so on.
She improvised a workable kitchen on the back porch then went home to cook dinner for us since both the fridge and stove had left the premises.
Here’s what her two hours of work look like.
And my efforts:
You can see the problem.
Tom will be here in a matter of hours. The new appliances, including a – wait for it – dishwasher, arrive Monday.
Clearly, I have work to do.
Watch this space, friends.