Hi everyone, I just feel like whining about this but if anyone else would like to add their current whine please feel free. Admission is some cheese....snert. I have been working on our kitchen ever since we moved in which has been four years off and on as I had the money to do the rennovations of course. (Durned money tree died!) Anyway we just refinanced it and it looks like I am going to have about 2500.00 to use for a "project" in the kitchen, which I WAS very excited about. I was trying to decided between new lino floor, new counter tops or new wall oven or hopefully two of the three....but that ended when I started calling around yesterday. First I went to a floor place and picked out flooring, then about 45 minutes later a man came to the house(place is about 4 miles from my house ) to measure the floor and give me a bid, he looks about a bit and compliments me on the cabinets and the plasma tv, then begins to pull a long face and tell me that before I can put down the new floor the old floor will have to be TOTALLY torn out because the carpet has a rubber backing....blah blah blah......subfloor replaced....blah blah and he will call me back with an estimate in about two hours. He never even called me back ! Then I started calling around about the countertops. The town I live close to isn't that big so there were only about 4 places for the countertops besides home depot....but I hear the same depressing news....oh, well first YOU have to tear out the sink and the cooktop! Then we install the new one and we will cut the holes but YOU have to RE-INSTALL the sink, plumbing and the cooktop, WE DON'T DO ANY OF THAT! If I were a contractor I wouldn't be calling these places to get it done in the first place! On to the stove...my house is an older house and the oven has a weird shape, much shorter and wider than what is now in "fashion". I only found ONE stove that would fit into the opening without some MAJOR carpentry needed, a bosche which is a European "BLING BLING" convection oven that is going to cost me about 2000.00 and no one around here even has one that I can look at, I would have to order it from a catalog and HOPE that I liked it when it came, so now I am no longer enthused but feeling bent out of shape and whiney,............PPOOOOOORRRRR MMMEEEEE! Thank you for listening to my sad tale!
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8/30/05 at 10:34am