Anyone Remember Me?
You will have to think back to 2003, 2004.
We were redoing the kitchen in this old house. Well we did not get too far. The kitchen was demoed. Leaving the old sink
old stove hooked up.(thank god) My husband started to build the cabinets.
Picked up a saw and tore his rotator cuff.Went in for surgery.
The surgery did not turn out well. Somthing happened. Now his arm is partually paralyzed. He cannot lift it. This is tough for him as he is a carpenter/contractor. He was out 3 mos from work. Self employed no sick leave pay etc. Now somehow he has devised a way to keep working by using a series of ladders in different sizess. Holding a board in place with a long board and running up ladder to nailgun it.
So we have managed to at least keep the house. My kitchen sits now gutted. It has been that way for a year. Now they want to try another operation where they harvest a nerve from his leg and try to attach it in his arm. So we are just saving for the time he will need to recoup from this next surgery. So really the kitchen is secondary now. Him getting better is the most important thing. Yet I like to come by still and see how things have changed here. Alot of new people and some I remember. It has been interesting to watch how the styles change. From granite to slate to marble.
I am presently more worried about the tarp on the roof where there is a leak than the kichen, as that Must be fixed before hurricane season. But he is Not going up there!! Oh And as for me. Looks like I need surgery too now after the car accident. My brother convinced us to go to faith healer last week. We thought heck what do we have to loose at this point? I know we will get through this. And somday I will have that kitchen done.
Funny how I thought the whole thing was so important Guess it was at the time.But Dont want to end up like a couple I know who's husabnd is a carpenter. His kitchen was in progress for 20 yrs and not finished. Finally they got a divorce over it!
Also gardening somthing I love to do. I cannot do now. Drs orders. So going out to see spring flowers bloom is not much fun when the weeds are taking over. Well What a happy story this is!!!Well we are still alive, we are not starving or in a flood, and there is always someone in much worse shape.
We are trying to look on the bright side. There must be a reason for all this. We just dont know it yet.