Let the Destruction Begin

January 13, 2010

Finally, the insurance company, mold remediation guy, construction folks, and I have made it to the same page.  The containment, sealing off the kitchen, laundry room, and half bath will begin on Monday.  Over the weekend, I’ll move the refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker to the living room and dining room, along with dog bowls and supplements.  I’ll probably get paper plates, cups, and plastic tableware for me so I must wash only dog bowls in the upstairs bathtub for ten days.  Does this sound like loads of fun yet?  My ultimate (visible) reward will be new paint in all three of those rooms and a new dog door.  I think I’ll splurge on paint for an accent wall in a couple of the rooms — so it looks like something good happened.  If I didn’t show dogs, I could probably afford to replace all the cabinets and counter tops instead of making do with an accent wall.  Choices, right?


  1. Taryn says:

    Showing your dogs is WAY more rewarding than any new kitchen stuff! Most of my “disposable” spending money goes to the dogs and their training/trialing. I think it is money well spent!

  2. Sandy says:

    An accent wall will be just fine…too many decisions to make if you get into cabinets and countertops. Believe me, been there, done that!

  3. Garrett says:

    I would love to have new cabinets and countertops. I tried that about a year ago and half way through the project found that dog showing was more fun. so they are still only half done (half are done, the other half still the old school style…whoops!)

    Good luck!

  4. It’s all about the canines!