Re: [gardeners] OT: Kitchen remodel

George Shirley (
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 19:17:27 -0600

No, not really, I just counted them and there are 12 rooms in this house. Formal living room, now
the wife's art studio, formal dining room, kitchen, front foyer (10X10), utility room, pantry
(5.5X9X5), family room, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms. All are air conditioned and heated and all require
cleaning. Heck, the garage requires cleaning. I have a small shop in there and I leave the garage
door open for circulation when I'm messing around out there. The dog and go out early to the garage
and drink our morning beverage and read the paper.

Still packing things in the bedrooms so we can clear them out for the carpet layers. They'll move
the furniture but won't touch it if there's anything on top of it. On top of that they will move my
gun cabinet but not the guns. So, 8 guns back into the gun cases and stored under the dining table
for awhile and the cabinet moved into the studio. My gun cabinet is made from a 100+ yo secretary.
Had a cabinet maker restore it years ago and I built him a hunting rifle in trade. Best deal I ever

Icemakers are generally not generic. I did a web search on Google for icemakers and then narrowed it
down to the brand and model number we have. Prices ranged from a low of $69.95 (the one I bought) to
$146.95 plus shipping. Interestingly enough the one I bought was $20 cheaper than the original and
they shipped it USPS Priority mail for free.

With all the stuff going on at airports nowadays I'm glad I don't travel much anymore. We were sort
of used to armed soldiers in the airport and lengthy searches including the odd body search when we
were travelling internationally pretty regular. Still made you nervous when some guy with a machine
pistol walked by and you noticed the safety was off.

George wrote:
> Now George, you don't really have an 11 room house, do you?
> Our icemaker is giving us fits. First of all, it has a mean habit of
> flinging the ice right across the freezer, so that no matter what we pick
> up,
> inevitably some ice drops to the floor.
> Secondly, every day one or another chip of ice jams in the mechanism,
> stopping the bar from dropping and the ice making from proceeding. I
> have to go swat the chip with the heavy end of a big knife, to release
> it.
> Are icemakers universal, or must one match brands when reordering?
> Funny thing, for my birthday 2 of my kids searched everywhere for some
> stemmed beer glasses with German labels, to replace what had been
> destroyed here. Andrea could not find anything appropriate in Chicago,
> but Roger hit the internet and came up with 8 Pilsner glasses with
> flowers on 'em, and 3 different standards with labels. Luckily he was
> driving down (350 miles) so he could bring them along from Rochester...
> Returning home with 6 jars of Kung Pao (Chinese) hot sauce in her
> carry-on, Security made Andy open up everything she had with her,
> because they could not understand why she would burden herself with
> all that glass stuff -- then they made her take off her shoes, as well
> ....
> That's better than her January trip home, when they made her open
> the sealed bottle of water she was carrying and taste it in front of
> them,
> to make sure it was not some lethal concoction which she could
> spray over the passengers.
> Progress is our most important product.
> Penny
> .
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