Thanks for the kind words for my pity party, but now it's closing time. Party's over. You don't have to go home folks, but you can't stay here.
Yesterday I had a lovely day of demolition, installation, shopping (five trips to Lowe's!), Starbucks, and take-out food. I met Mom at Lowe's at 7 a.m. for a sidewalk sale. We'd met Keith, the lighting department manager, earlier in the week and he showed us some of the things that would be marked down and told us to come back early Saturday. I got track lighting for the bar in the kitchen, a "Tiffany-looking" floor lamp for the den, and a ceiling fan for my bedroom, all for what it would've cost me to get just the floor lamp at regular price.
Then I came home and watched my dad, mom, and husband take down a cabinet in the kitchen and demolish the soffit above it, right down the the attic floor joists. The man who lived here before us put those cabinets up to STAY. I've never seen so many nails in my life. I wasn't allowed to do anything but watch and fetch things, so I went out back and spray painted the chain for the swag kit for the dining room chandelier. (Back to Lowe's for spray paint.)
Then Mom and I started looking at the ugly, cracked fluorescent light fixture in the kitchen and wondering what we could do about it. We figured, we're going to have to repaint part of the ceiling anyway, might as well replace this fixture while we're doing it. (Back to Lowe's.)
We didn't like any of the fixtures there that would give us the same amount of light as the fixture I already have, so Keith is going to help us out with that on Monday. Poor guy. Then Mom said, "I have another little question," and Keith said, "The answer is, 'The parking lot is that way.'" I think he was ready for us to go! We ended up with another ceiling fan for Ryan's room at a deep I'll do anything to get these women out of my store discount. I love Lowe's. Which is a good thing, because I had to go back again to get ceiling medallions to put above the ceiling fans because I refuse to paint another ceiling when it still hurts to lift my arm over my head. There was another trip to Lowe's in there somewhere, but I can't remember what it was for. Oh, Mom and I also went to Ace Hardware and Starbucks.
Dan and I were up until two this morning putting up the dining room chandelier and the two ceiling fans. Well, Dan was up. I fell asleep in Ryan's bed (he slept in his brother's room) and only woke up when I heard Dan drop something so that I could hand it back to him.
It was a great day and a great way to get my mind off my drama. Now, off to church...