Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Two projects? No problem
We started noticing over the past year that little nicks were forming by the seam and its not like we use the counter as a cutting board. Then The Mr asked if that's where I core my apples. Oh, you mean the when I push down with all of my weight with a metal apple corer on a paper towel? Pssht, please! Give me a little more cred...
Yes...yes, I do. *shame*
Yeah, so I started using a potholder under it and lamented my stupidity. Then it was time to head back to the ol' Depot and just see how much granite or quartz countertops would be...you know, for curiosity's sake. We're getting the new countertops next month after we approve the slab. We decided to go with granite because in talking with the woman about resale value she said even though we are down with quartz, many people aren't savvy enough to know it's the better choice maintenance wise. We agreed and since resale is something we now have to think about where home projects are concerned, we thought it'd be the smarter choice right now. Incidentally, she's the lady who put together the design for our kitchen 9 years ago! We're there all the time and haven't seen her there so we thought it was a sign. She said "you guys look great, you haven't changed a bit! I wanted to say "you didn't see us 3 years ago!" So there's a new thing on the checklist.
Wasn't I supposed to be turning the guest room into a studio? Yeah...two projects? No problem.
I have to say though, I'm really proud of us. The Mr worked some overtime, not by choice and it looked like I was going to have to workout alone but then it was looking like he was wrapping up. By the time he got home, we said he had to get over to Home Depot to sign the papers and thought it would be a quick thing. We had to pick out a sink, faucet, new disposal then off to the grocery to buy Home Depot gift cards so we could get a few free tanks of gas and back to HD. By the time all of that was done, it was 8pm. We went straight downstairs and did Power 90 original which is just over 30 minutes. I got a good 700 calorie burn in which isn't bad. It would've been so tempting to say we'd make up the workout later in the week or double up but we didn't. We took care of bidness like the exercise badasses we are. *wink*
Do you have any home improvement projects you want to tackle this year?
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