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  1. Linda D.
    October 16, 2018 @ 4:54 pm

    Ok. I want to be adopted. I mean, you are a creative genius. Paul is an engineering genius. You both dance (hence have rhythm and grace). AND you foster cats. What else could I possibly want?

    You DO love chocolate, right?


  2. Robin Leach
    October 16, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

    Why not get a black fringe? I love black counterdepth Frigidaire.


  3. Maryanne
    October 16, 2018 @ 5:19 pm

    Kittens!!! Loved that video!


  4. Marianne in Mo.
    October 16, 2018 @ 9:09 pm

    You two are brave souls, drilling into that leg! Thank goodness it worked, as I’d hate for you to have to hunt down and retrofit another piano! Smoochies to the kitties!


  5. Marlena
    October 17, 2018 @ 12:32 am

    As a person who lives in Europe and has had to contend with the tiny “easy bake “size ovens here. I will add this to the oven discussion. It isn’t just about baking a turkey. Your US cookie sheets will not fit. A larger casserole pan for lasagna will not fit. And heaven forbid you try and do that and a pie at the same time…impossible. I recommend you look at all your baking accoutrements before purchasing with a tape measure. We just replace the old oven with a larger one and got rid of the microwave in favor of a steamer which is a healthier option both for cooking and reheating….


  6. Robin
    October 18, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    Can not wait to see all these pieces put together and the kitchen complete. I remember my kitchen reno – refrig in the garage, microwave in the guest bedroom and dishes in the bathroom sink! If I ever do that again, i’m moving out for the duration! Your decisions aren’t the one’s I would make but this will be a beautiful space….and more importantly you are going to love it because you didn’t make compromises to other points of view. Stick to your guns!


  7. Colleen
    October 23, 2018 @ 4:31 am

    Dude’s got Nerves. Of. Steel.


  8. Chelle Ellis
    November 1, 2018 @ 4:21 pm

    Your blog and another that I am look for regularly, have possibly crossed into a similar problem/solution. In Kristi’s pantry, she is painting her freezer to match her cabinets and changing the ugly plastic handle to a brass door handle that also matches her cabinet hardware. Could be the thing that will make a difference in making everything look custom without the price-tag.

    Hate to link another blog in my comments, but it may save you much time, so please forgive me.


  9. Jean
    October 6, 2019 @ 12:59 pm

    It’s old but I just found you again. The range hood debate/civil war goes for so many things from child rearing to what crap the younger generation is to Trump. How do these people have time to argue all day and post comments to every story in the newspaper? (I skipped church is how I have time to write this.) Love your posts.


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