Happy Thanksgiving and an Update

Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers. This year I am thankful for so many things. But, mostly I’m thankful for a roof over my head, heat, electricity, running water and a sense of humor.


The long list of things I’m thankful for:

I’m thankful for good neighbors who graciously let me do multiple loads of laundry a week while our machines sat unusable in the garage.

I’m thankful for our good friends and family who brought us meals while our kitchen was torn apart.

I’m thankful to my in-laws for helping us through the first week after being evacuated from our home.

I’m thankful to our good friends who helped take care of Buddy while we were homeless.

I’m thankful to all the rest of our friends and family who called or stopped by to check in on us and make sure we were surviving.

I’m thankful to be back in our own home with the ones I love.

I’m thankful that I have a husband who understood that I couldn’t let someone else be in charge of putting our kitchen back together again. And a husband who is willing to live without while we push through the process of demolition and renovation.

I’m thankful for my two boys who have been helping demolish the kitchen and are entertaining me with lots of ideas on how the kitchen should look and function after the renovation. (I know they will be sad to see that their scooter rink plans won’t be in the finished kitchen.)

I’m thankful to all of you for reading, commenting and letting me know that this kitchen fiasco was just a small bump in the road.

I’m thankful that I have the guts to decide to take over building back our kitchen on my own terms!

Most of all, I am thankful for this life and all that amazing things that it is filled with and for where it will lead me.

I hope you enjoy this short one minute video I took during some of the demolition. I’m hoping to start giving weekly updates to keep you up to date on our kitchen renovation progress.

How about that little engine that could attitude? We had a hard time getting him to stop. I think  he’d still be up there beating on the soffit until it finally came down. (Hmmm, I wonder where he gets that from?)


Coming up: How to Remove Soffits Tutorial

You can read more about our kitchen disaster and renovation in these updates:




5 replies
  1. Elisa
    Elisa says:

    I love that the whole family gets involved! They are so lucky to be learning at such a young age! 🙂

  2. Pam
    Pam says:

    Hi Brittany!!

    I know your boys will, on this time frame and recall how much fun it was redoing your kitchen. Your son with the Tye-died shirt is hard at work taking down that cabinet. Once it’s all done, in the years to come, you and your family are going to laugh about how much fun it was(not now, but, later on LOL) to redo the kitchen and that you all came together and helped out each other. And that’s what families are all about.

    I love hearing how everybody helped you out will meals, laundry, etc, during this crisis. That’s what friends are all about!! Everything is manageable as long as your loved ones are safe, in good health and know that you love them!!

    Enjoy your weekend!!



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