Since last October, we have been living with most of our things still in boxes; we called it "camping." We knew we were not going to be in the rental house for very long, and it just didn't feel like home. I didn't bother to unpack more than the essentials, and I felt no desire to decorate.
After all those months I am home, and I want to look around and see a pretty, cozy, inviting home - not brown packing boxes!
My goal last weekend was to finish unpacking the kitchen. I made a dent, but I still have much to do. Here are some before and after photos.
What is wrong with the last picture? Oh, isn't a sink supposed to have drain pipes attached to it? --- The kitchen sink wouldn't drain, so we ran some Drano down it; still wouldn't drain. T took the pipes apart to discover thick, black sludge blocking the pipes. Yuck!
T went to town and bought the parts he needed to put together a new drain and discovered he didn't have everything he needed. He sent me a message in town the next day to pick up the parts he was missing. I was confounded by the "pipe department" at the local hardware store and came home empty-handed. So he went back to town the next day and bought more parts; still missing a piece. Today, he bought everything he needed to get the job done tonight; well, as it turns out, not everything........
I'm calling it the Kitchen Sink Saga.