The little things…

Posted: 12/14/2010 in almost ready to go!, sweat equipty

Today was an errand day. I made the rounds: Home Depot, Container Store, Pier One… and by the time I finished at Pier One, the crazed holiday shoppers were bad enough that I went home to do some chores. Among other things, I scrubbed and re-waxed the steps. They look… well… a little better. In the single digit wind chill tonight, Ken and I took down the front storm door which has rusted from the inside out. 😦 We would like to replace it, but for now will do without.

I spent plenty of buckages at The Container Store, getting the right size drawer inserts for silverware and serving utentils. Not only are the new drawers larger, there are more of them. One of the cooler inserts I found was a knife garage that is made of cork and bamboo. The cork is loosely fitted at one end so that knives of various sizes can go in. Me likey!

I also nabbed some drawer liners for spices, and a “thingy sorter” (aka kitchen tools).

Finally, I picked up a bamboo dish rack and an absorbent rack diaper. I like the look of it, and it folds away for quick storage when we aren’t using it.

Other items: some shelf and drawer liners, some bins for mixes and seasoning packets and other things. I resisted all kinds of cool Click-Clack canisters and gizmos. I’m going to wait and see what works and what doesn’t work from the old kitchen in terms of size and space before I spend more money.

The house was full of workers today – electrical and painting contractors,  and then George and John doing all of the endless carpentry tasks towards finishing. The dishwasher, stove hood and fridge are up and running. (And don’t tell John, but we heated garlic bread in the oven. Just to make sure it worked. 😉 It did.)

I didn’t get around to taking pictures. When everything is in place, I will.

  1. Tricia says:

    it’s been a long time since you’ve had diapers in your house! except maybe as cleaning rags…

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