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Yes... we've had it...we've just decided to move into this 2001 Fleetwood Prowler ...you think I'm kidding??

Yes… we’ve had it…we’ve just decided to move into this 2001 Fleetwood Prowler …you think I’m kidding??

Yes…George and I are fighting over this beast. Will it be his office, my little planning studio — or a place to shower for us both??

I don’t know. TBD…tune in….cause things are about to get really good…

People ask me how I'm living with this mess...frankly, just one day at a time...trying to remember my yoga breathing...trying to see the smiles of my friends/family enjoying the nice new deck from the kitchen.

People ask me how I’m living with this mess…frankly, just one day at a time…trying to remember my yoga breathing…trying to see the smiles of my friends/family enjoying the nice new deck from the kitchen.

Positive folks like to say, ‘it gets the darkest before the dawn.’

We say: ‘It’s darkest before it goes PITCH BLACK.’

If you were to come in our house you might think you were in downtown, war-torn Beirut.

It looks BLEAK, folks. A beautiful mess, if you will…

was_appliance garageJust when I think I have the final design, there’s one part that just doesn’t work. Just when I think I’ve made a final decision about a color, a cabinet facing material, or where a major appliance will be located…
something doesn’t quite work/fit etc…and that impacts EVERYTHING.

There HAS BEEN PROGRESS and I have to point to it to make myself feel better…

I am lucky enough to have great friends that introduced me to the guy that will end up doing the building…

Each index card has a 'must-have.' These are posted where I think the drawer/spot for that item goes.

Each index card has a ‘must-have.’ These are posted where I think the drawer/spot for that item goes.

And he has been building great things in Austin for a long, long time (over 40 years). He holds my hand and leads me to where I need to go. He draws layouts and sketches (which I won’t post here for fear I’ll have you sleeping, if I haven’t already.)

He checked in on me today to see if I finished my homework from our last visit.

Ideas have been printed and posted.

Ideas have been printed and posted.

What he also suggested and I have done is bought a bunch of cardboard boxes from U-Haul.

They get assembled and placed where I think I want cabinets.

We'll end up selling our MAMMOTH fridge. This will help us extend a countertop -- to house the new 'undercounted' fridge/freezer.

We’ll end up selling our MAMMOTH fridge. This will help us extend a countertop — to house the new ‘undercounter’ fridge/freezer.

The cardboard boxes help me imagine what it will feel like 3-D.

Sure, we can make a 3-D sketch…but this is so much better.

It costs less than $100 for all the boxes, and I know it has already saved me from putting up an ‘appliance garage’ that would be too bulky in the space I was thinking of.

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