Circle 7: Violence
Oh heck yeah, remodeling a Kitchen is nothing if not violent. You should have seen the glee in the eyes of the kids when I said: "Oh you want to hit your sister? Here's a hammer, go hit the nasty cabinets instead!" Those kids were all about violently beating the crap out my old kitchen like stink is on you-know-what! I will say they did a fantastic job of tearing everything apart....why am I not surprised? I guess I should have looked in their rooms more frequently, as after a month of me being distracted by said kitchen their rooms pretty much resemble the demolished kitchen too.
Of course, when violence is involved, it doesn't seem to limit itself to inanimate objects. Take this lovely picture of me, for example:
|Vice grips -v- Thumb...Vice Grips WIN!|
HH and I would spend our 20 minutes we took before collapsing asleep in exhaustion at night taking inventory of the day's battle scars. We combined had a total of 9 head bumps, 3 lacerations, 1 million bruises, 1 pulled bicep, 2 swollen wrists, 10 nail puncture wounds (yes we checked and we were both up to date on our tetanus shots), and various other injuries. In the war of the Kitchen -v- Us, I'd say the kitchen won most of the battles.
In the end we did end up winning the war by getting the old kitchen to relinquish its dominance over our home, and we celebrated greatly...for 5 minutes...before we passed out in exhaustion.
|Take that you old ugly kitchen. We win, you are going |
to the landfill...right where you belong!
Oh yeah! This circle was probably the hardest for a couple of nerdy geeks to accept. I mean, we spend our lives deciphering the B.S. from the truth statistically (yes, 90% of it really is B.S. too). Our acquiescence to being frauded came mostly from the web, instruction manuals, and other people who claimed to be PROFESSIONALS!
We would wonder how to put in a 3 way switch for a light fixture....being nerds, we turned to the almighty Google for the answer. Those search engines are EVIL as well as fraudulent! We looked at this one page from an electrician and the title was "Putting in a 3 way switch is so easy a blind monkey can do it." Being neither blind nor monkeys we figured "no problem!" Well....2 hours and 20 combinations of Black-White-White-Green wires later we felt like this :
|Blind and NO thumbs...Doh!|
Nicism....every project you do takes twice as long as you think and costs 3 times as much money.