Thursday, July 06, 2006 Dishes...*


After surviving on nothing but restaurant fare and the kindness of friends with kitchens since April, I finally have a stove, dishwasher, microwave, and cabinets. I am only a sink and countertops away from having a working kitchen.

I am unreasonably excited about having a complete home again. To be able to walk through the dining room and guest room for the first time in months is on par with a child's first trip to Disneyland. The discovery of standing walls and a floor is wondrous! The lack of drywall dust in the air makes breathing an orgasmically joyful experience. The absence of sawdust on the dog is cause for a prayer of thanksgiving! I have walked through the valley of the shadow of neverending construction and am emerging scarred, but into a brighter, cleaner, more usable home. Just a few more weeks and I will be able to use the new bathroom, sleep in the new bedroom, and be able to cook (sob!) in the kitchen.

I will celebrate the completion of this seemingly Sisyphean project as if it were the birth of my first child!

*Song by Pulp


Blogger Doug said...

I hope your anomie survives the new comfort. I'm impressed with your writing and would hate to come back and find you've changed your screen-name to "rosehip"

12:36 AM  
Blogger kapgar said...

Your excitement is not unreasonable. Katie was going nuts when I finally finished fixing the drain trap in the bathtub so she could take baths again. Last night she was jumping up and down in joy when I finally fixed the lightbulb socket on the garage door opener as well. Never underestimate the power of a small fix.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

So is this a total remodel you're having done at your house or something? Or was in involuntary, like a redo after a fire? That's a long time...going since April.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

ok, hello, i understand that self-promotion is bad, and that this may anger you, but i just cant resist the temptation of inviting a fellow blogger over to my page to check out one little thingie;-) you're welcome to stop by. thanks in advance:-)))

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that song!

12:08 PM  
Blogger RC said...

how wonderful.

and a full working kitchen...what will your first meal you make be?

--RC of

6:01 PM  
Blogger 2complx said...

Wow. I read your earlier post on the construction sounds like it was hell congrats.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Mad Ethel said...

Did you just get spammed by "Maggie?"

And I haven't been following your blog long enough to know whether you are building a house as you live in it or not. Congrats on the progress. I start projects all the time and NEVER finish any of them. I get bored. But a kitchen is kind of essential.

11:03 AM  
Blogger G said...

As a survivor (I think) of home renovation - enjoy the new splendor. Came here by way of that dog up top.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sadly, i confess to having all those handy kitchen items already, and *still* prefer to survive on restaurant fare (oh, to have friends...). fortunately, my husband doesn't seem to mind, so i guess it all works out in the end!

i agree with that dog up there (which, like G, is why i'm here)...hope all this newly acquired comfort doesn't wear down your edge! (altho', "rosehip" might be interesting...)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Cipriano said...

You really take the art of "breathing" to new adjectival heights in this particular blog!
Love it.

8:39 PM  

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