I am excited (in case you didn't catch that from the title of the post)! As some of you know, we live in an old beater home, that my husband bought with the intention of remodeling. (Notice I say "my husband bought", because I wanted nothing to do with this house and moved in here kicking and screaming!) After 7 years, we are finally improving the kitchen. Now, Ted is a remodel contractor, and very good at this type of work, but unfortunately he has been out of work for over two years and so our remodel budget is basically $0. We've been in a really rough place financially and he is out of work right now (so pray for us please). This means more time to work on our house, but no money to do much. The Lord blessed us with some free kitchen cabinets, so those have been installed, and I have plywood countertops until which time we have a little money to buy the tile that will go on top of it (I can't wait!). A couple of days ago, I was finally able to peel the horribly ugly wallpaper off the kitchen wall, and soon we will be painting! Hooray!! It'll be kind of a sage-ish green, but probably a tad lighter, that matches my dish pattern that I've had for years, that has been waiting and waiting for a nicer kitchen to live in. Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze I love, love, love this pattern! Back in the day when we could afford it, dear hubby bought me a ton of different dishes from this pattern. Praise the Lord for free paint for the kitchen!
Anyway, those of you reading this who know me personally, and have been in my kitchen, can truly appreciate what a big deal it is to have it fixed up. It was really pretty bad. Hardly any counter space, and just UGLY. For a woman who spends probably 85% of her day in the kitchen, this is a really hard thing to deal with. It has been a huge lesson in contentment. I've had to take my discontentment to the Lord almost daily, and continually thank him that I have a roof over my head, and ask forgiveness for not being totally happy with the roof He has provided for me. I still have to do that, as this house has plenty of other problems also. But, I really am thankful. God is good, and I can trust Him.
I just thought that I would share that little tidbit from my life. I will post pictures eventually when the kitchen is finished, although "before" pictures may be hard, but I can find some pics with our kitchen in the background. God bless you all, and thank you for peeking into a small window of my world!