Monday, December 10, 2007

Chaos

Last month our microwave quit working, and about 2 weeks ago our oven stopped working. When I got online to schedule a service call I learned our dishwasher had been recalled. Why do bad things always happen in threes??? Today the repairman came and fixed all three...the bill was $342 for the microwave and oven and I guess I should be thankful that the repairman waived the $75 service call fee...and I'm extremely thankful to have a fully functioning kitchen again. I was getting sick of pasta (the stove top still works) and heating up stuff in the little $30 microwave we bought at Target to get us through until we got the microwave fixed.

While the repairman had the microwave taken down from above the oven he commented that our cabinets were coming apart from the wall...and he was right. There's a good two inches between the tops of the cabinets and the wall - I've got a kitchen full of leaning tower of Pisa cabinets. Hubby unloaded almost everything in the cabinets and then promptly left for hockey.

This is the kitchen that I came home too - the rest of the dishes are stacked on the table. What a sight. Just when I was finally conquering some of the clutter around the house, this happens. I have a church get together tomorrow night so we probably won't get the cabinets reinforced until Wednesday. Then I've got two days to clean everything up before Miss S's birthday party on Saturday morning. Holy cripes almighty, I think I'm going to have a panic attack. Please send me calm thoughts to help me get through this week!!

8 comments:

Christy said...

"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming."

I say that knowing that if my husband left the kitchen looking like that, my stress level would be through the roof!

Take a deep breath and relax. You'll get through it. :)

rohanknitter said...

Not the best time of year for all that!!!
Hang in there!

Danielle said...

Oh, hang in there. I know how tough it can be!! I know in my house, as soon as everything's in order something happens to "de-order" it, lol!!

Good luck!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Dear...I hope it all gets sorted soon.. At least the repair man said something...I dread to think what would have happened in the future if he hadn't told you. We recently had problems with the fridge and I had to unload it so the repair man could fix it...gosh I had no idea hope much stuff I had in the fridge til it was all spread out on the counters!!
TTFN

scissorspaperglue said...

goodness when it rains it pours. sorry about all this.

Mary Ann said...

I'd send some valium if I thought it would get there in time:)

LauraJ said...

okay breathe...just breathe...ignore the mess it'll all get done by decmber 24.... it's all going to be okay!!

TinkerBlue said...

Don't worry about it unless you plan on selling it . When we were house hunting, we went to an open house, and the realtor apologised for the house before he opened the door. The whole huse looked like your kitchen does. And they didn't have a good reason.