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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

KITCHEN REMODEL

KITCHEN REMODEL
 

Last year while toddler-sitting at my son’s house I was fascinated with their refrigerator-freezer.  On the front of their freezer, they had a dispenser for filtered water, and ice…cubed or crushed.  Wow I thought; my son must be a millionaire.  I then found out that my daughter also has one of these new-fangled refrigerator-freezers.  Turns out lots of people have this incredible luxury in their kitchens.  I found out they are actually quite reasonably priced.

I WANTED ONE!!

I wanted the convenience of filtered water at the touch of the button.  I wanted the convenience of crushed ice at the touch of a button.  This would be perfect for a scotch-on-the-rocks, my favorite beverage.

I WANTED THIS APPLIANCE!!

I am 66 years old; I deserve convenient filtered water without one of those ugly contraptions screwed to the kitchen faucet.  I deserve ice without filling and freezing those plastic trays.  My kids can just scratch $1000 off their inheritance…I was going to get one…damn it!!

Mrs. Cranky and I went shopping for a new modern refrigerator-freezer.  The model we wanted was two inches too large for the cabinet opening that was in our kitchen.

Hmmm.  Screw it; if we have to move cabinets around, I hate the ones we have, let’s just get all new cabinets. 

Hmmm.  We can’t put in all new cabinets and save the current counter tops.  Screw it; I hate our current counter tops; let’s just get all new counter tops.

Hmmm.  The new counter tops and cabinets will clash with our current tile floor.  Screw it; I hate that old tile; let’s just get an all new tile floor.

Hmmm.  As long as we are getting new counters and we have to get a new sink, I would like a garbage disposal, the walls will need repainting, the stove will look out of place and the kitchen overhead light will need to be updated.  Screw it; let’s just do it all.

You know…as long as we are doing all that and we have the workers here and everything will be a mess; the downstairs bathroom really needs a new vanity, tile, sink toilet and mirror.

I do not want to even think about how much getting instant crushed ice for my scotch-on-the-rocks is going to cost me.  It’s worth it, I deserve it, and I’m getting it!!

Since we started thinking about this project a year ago, I have quit drinking.  Doesn’t matter, when we’re done I won’t be able to afford scotch anyway. 

If you are in the area, stop by for a scotch-on-the-rocks. 

You’ll have to bring the scotch, but I’ll have plenty of ice.

15 comments:

  1. Or....you could just bulldoze and build a new one from scratch. I'll send you my card. ;)

    S

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  2. That is what happens. I started with just wanting to paint the kitchen a different color then my hubby came home and I had removed front cabinets, re down the hardware, added back splash, changed faucet. It all looked pretty so then I needed to re paint the living room and dining room that was done last week. Now I am looking at repainting upstairs and it will snowball from there I am sure. Thank god I am a contractors daughter. Would you like vodka with that scotch...;0)

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  3. Which is why we built a new house... and we have one of those refrigerators!

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  4. So that's the kid's inheritance gone huh?

    Serves you right! You should know better. I, on the other hand, won't be tempted, no matter how much I want an ice and filtered water dispenser. Why? Those things cost a fortune in the UK!

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  5. HAHAHAHA! More like scratch 30 grand of the kids' inheritance!!! That'll serve 'em right for showing you how fancy folk make their ice!

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  6. In for a penny in for a pound, as they say. Oh, the wisdom of the ages distilled in those corny old things our folks said. I'll bet that's some mighty fine ice.

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  7. Touche. This was extremely well written. I enjoyed seeing that game through your eyes. Thank you

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  8. The least you could do is to write the kids a thank-you note for spending their inheritance. I did when I got my new BMW!

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  9. Well, that's what retirees need, an updated kitchen to house the new refrigerator with the fancy water dispenser! Heck, you deserve it!

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  10. So glad I read your post. It has stopped me from staring at my living room walls and fiddling with paint samples. My walls suddenly look mighty fine just as they are!

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  11. Man, you are one funny SOB. Great stuff. Thanks for the mid-afternnon chuckle. I don't drink much these days, but I've recently taken a liking to Walker Green Label, which costs almost as much as a refrigerator that makes ice.

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  12. Once you have ice and water coming out of the refrigerator door, there's no going back. It's like air conditioning!

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  14. Want to come do mine when you're finished?
    Kidding of course.. Although if you do the work I'll provide the Scotch. just saying... and yes you do deserve it.

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  15. Oh lordy! You are right though you do deserve it!

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