Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Progress....

The folks from Delaware Opportunities came today with the man who will do my kitchen. I swear I must have a direct line to the wish fairy at the moment. My kitchen floor is truly hideous. Old fashioned, worn, DIRTY (not the floor's fault) and just not my cup of tea. I have longed to have it replaced. Well, because they'll be moving everything around and so on and so forth, they're redoing the floor too! YEEE HAAA!

Anyway, I'll have honey oak cabinets (no picture samples as yet), all sorts of wonderful changes... my washing machine will be accessible and they're going to put storage and low counter space so I can fold things. It's just awesome.

They brought a drawing (see below) of how the front entrance to the house will be. Looks great! I asked him if he could make area in front of (opposite) the door hinged, so if people didn't want to go around on the ramp they could just step up. He said they could. Mostly I was worried about the garbage guy because he already makes the extra effort to come up to the house. (I toss my garbage as far as I can out the front door.) It's not a long walk, but it's extra steps so if I can spare him any extra, extra steps, I'd like to do that. I can't believe this is all happening. I am awed by my good fortune.

How it is now: You probably can't tell from the photo, but as it is now, the step up is probably a good 12-18 inches. That's how it feels to me, anyway. It may not be quite that much, but it's quite at least 10 or 12 inches. REALLY hard for short wobbly person like myself. Not that easy for others either.


Here's what the new entrance will be... a landing, a ramp and a bench in case I get myself to move past the front door. And he said he'd hinge the gate where the bench is so it could be opened if people don't want to go around. Way cool.

So in conclusion....

YIPPEEEE!!!!!!

11 comments:

Nessa said...

Great for you! Can't wait for the pics when it's done.

quilly said...

Yipppeeee indeed. I am excited for you, too!

Akelamalu said...

That's fantastic Raven! The council who own my Dad's bungalow have just told him he is to have a new kitchen too. They've given him a plan of what it will be like and he's chosen the cupboard doors, worktops, flooring and paint for the walls! :)

Akelamalu said...

PS I forgot to say - ALL FOR FREE!

Dianne said...

I am so happy for you!
If ever someone deserved good things it's you

Don't forget to look into some inexpensive kennel crate for the girls - I use one whenever Siren or Mia are freaked out by workers around and I worry about them getting away -

I'd send you mine but it doesn't fold into anything that is easily shipped

Sue said...

hurrah! that is indeed progress. Good suggestion from dianne about a crate for Angel and Tara Grace.

Michael Manning said...

Hey Raven! I love looking forward to new projects and new life! This looks and sounds wonderful!! I'm happy for you!!!!!:D))

Martha said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog for Ruby Tuesday. Yipee for the home improvements, very happy for you.

Melli said...

Congratulations!!! This is so exciting! I am realllllly happy for you!

Felisol said...

Dear Raven!
I'm so happy, happy, happy for you!
I picture the joys are lined up like high pressures in the Atlantic.
From Felisol

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