Yesterday morning after breakfast, I went out and took snow pictures and then one thing ran into another and I stirred up a batch of bread . . but I never washed the breakfast dishes. Then I fixed lunch and after lunch is when I felt bad and decided to take a quick nap, which turned into an all afternoon and most of the evening nap. Vince fixed dinner which was grilled steak and baked potatoes, as planned, but after dinner, there were breakfast, lunch, bread making and dinner dishes to be washed but I just couldn’t so he said he would but he would do it “in the morning”. Hmmm . . not what I would have done but I didn’t feel like arguing or doing them myself.
By the time I got up this morning, the dishes were done. To be totally honest, I woke up and heard him washing them and decided to go back to sleep!
I have thought of every way possible to add a dishwasher to my kitchen. I have too much stuff and too few cabinets as it is. In MO, I had a huge kitchen with a ton of cabinets and countertop and even then, a lot of overflow kitchen items were stored on shelves in the garage. The garage was right out the kitchen door. Here, there’s not even a garage. The overflow is stored across the driveway, upstairs in the barn. Need the blender? It’s upstairs in the barn. Need the food processor? It’s upstairs in the barn.
I have thought of making the master bedroom the new dining room and taking part of it and making it the laundry room, then expanding the kitchen into the master bedroom closet . . doing it right, of course, so it doesn’t look like I’m cooking in the closet. That would involve building a new master suite. Getting the eating area out of the family room would also make the family room larger. Expensive!
I’ve thought of bumping out the outside wall in the kitchen and making the kitchen larger, including a laundry room, half bath and a garage. Also expensive!
But, this morning, Vince did the dishes and by the time I got up, he’d figured out a way to put a dishwasher in the kitchen! His proposal was to take out one cabinet and drawer, which I had been opposed to doing because I just couldn’t afford to give up any of my few cabinets. To make up for the cabinet, he said we would take out the small buffet that’s currently in the eating area, and put in a much larger buffet with solid surface countertop so I could also use it for rolling pie crusts, kneading dough, cutting cookies . . all the things I detest doing on my tile countertops.
So, off to Home Depot we went and here’s the plan.
My preference is to find some old cabinets from an old farmhouse and have our builder make something similar. Vince is going to do some investigating and see what he can find. He thinks new is the better way to go but he’ll see what he can come up with.
Maybe I should get sick more often! 🙂