|If only I had THIS bed!|
Yes, we became bi-polars who constantly went over and over through this circle. While sitting with the Kitchen Designer she informed us: If you spend $120 more, you will get $500 off! She was a cruel mistress that lady! HH and I were like, "Yippee! Spice rack, built in trash, and other thingamagiggies we don't need here we come!"
Then, when it came to times we REALLY needed something, we would be cheap. We'd be making modifications to a 2x4 that took 2.5 hours instead of spending $8 on a 2x6! At our combined hourly rates that 2x6 cost us about $100! BUT....when you are in full-on home improvement mode, you think a penny saved is a penny earned. When in all actuality a penny saved is a thousand pennies flushed down the drain. That is a Nicism when it comes to projects!
Circle 5: The Wrathful and the Sullen
This circle is one of the worst experiences, because when you are doing a project of this intensity with your life-mate, one of you is the wrathful and the other is always the sullen. Both of us worked full-time while doing this project....fortunately HH gets to work at home quite often...me not so much. So, we would be having lots of "discussions" over who did what, who sweated more, who was more sore, who was the bigger Pain in the Ass, etc. Then, we would both switch roles the next day. I'd take a vacation day to paint while he worked (at home, on the couch, drinking coffee, I'd like to add). I would become wrathful that I was sweating my a$$ off, and he would become sullen because he really DID have to work.
|All we need are our Contertops, but OUR portion is done|
|There used to be a window where the Stove is|