I decided I’d better seize the moment since I don’t go anywhere on weekends, and would have plenty of time to get the job done. Of course I forgot to take into the equation the fact that I don’t like to do too much at once, and I take frequent breaks.
First step was to take down some of the cabinet fronts. There are 17 cabinet doors with 2 hinges each (4 screws each); 11 drawers with handles (2 screws each); and handles, or pulls, on the cabinet fronts (2 screws each). This adds up to about 63 pieces of hardware, attached with 194 screws, all of which are greasy and dirty and will have to be scrubbed with a brush. I figured this stuff in my head while I was working and my math might be off, but it’s close.
I took down 7 of the overhead cabinet fronts, and you can see them stacked in the second photo. What you might not see is the awful stuff I will have to clean before painting. Yuk! Depending on how the paint job turns out, I might end up replacing the cabinets when I get around to replacing the countertop and sinks. It all takes money.
So I switched the TV to channel 812, which is bluegrass music. Soon I was enjoying the fiddles, banjers, dobro, and the high lonesome sound of my favorite music.
I now have the ceiling ready for the first coat of primer, and I may get around to that today or maybe not. Since the light has a loose wire and isn’t working at present, I’ll have to get off my chair and do it now if I don’t want to wait until tomorrow. I’m really hungry for lunch and wish I could enjoy fast food, but I don’t, so I won’t.