Tuesday, February 23, 2010

End of my rope

Usually I consider myself a pretty determined person. Give me a goal and I will slog my guts out in order to achieve.

However...

This kitchen renovation is really testing me. It's long, drawn out and every single task brings an annoying learning curve.

Take last night, for example. We'd finished 90% of the tile for the backsplash and only had the fancy cuts to make. Due to the size of the tiles (not small or big) making these cuts has been EXHAUSTINGLY difficult. The tiles break, they aren't quite right, they don't fit in the field all the way, whatever.

Yesterday it took us 3 hours to get 5 tiles in place. 5 TILES! And we still have about 10 to go!


At one point I just had to hold my breath and say to my dear dogged ear doctor, "I'm feeling very frustrated," which was then followed by a break and a rapidly consumed row of Girls Scout Cookies. I felt like giving up, which is totally out of character!


This #$^@$@%">#$^@$@% kitchen is going to kill me.

6 comments:

heather said...

I've never been through a kitchen renovation (although I'd love to be doing one on our ugly kitchen) but everyone I know who has, has sounded just like you do in the "during" and SO HAPPY in the "after." Hang in there!!!

Kari said...

The end is in sight...can't wait to see the pics!
Oh and I am printing this post as a reminder that I can't start my kitchen remodel until I have more free time!

MSmith said...

'tis a strain on the husband/wife relationship as well. Hang in there!

Greeneyes said...

Cue an empathetic pat on the shoulder. Hope your tile gets the memo and begins to toe the line.

dad said...

Keep going, it looks GREAT

Goldilocks said...

Can't wait to see pics of the finished product!!!