Also known as chronic stress.
Since our closing isn’t until late October, and we’ve done everything we’ve had to do, right now is the wait for the CTC for financing and then the actual closing.
As much as I am grateful for not having to deal with the stress of offer/p&s signing and meeting with mortgage lenders, I’m not very patient when it comes to waiting. I’m a “let’s get this over with” kind of person and over a month of downtime is driving me ca-razy.
In meantime, I’m dreaming of marble.
That baby to be exact. It’s more of a dream than a reality because in our teeny bungalow, especially where it’s located, it’s not a very prudent choice. But just look at it. It’s just like a white galaxy of happiness. I love it.
We are hoping, however, to score some granite for the kitchen countertops if we can get a price that matches the laminate stuff we saw over at Ikea. We’ll be doing some scouting at local places today and see what they can offer us. I’m thinking whites and grays and maybe flecks of gold, but we’ll see what the budget allows. For some reason everything I dream about ends up costing a million dollars. Shoot for the moon, right?
I’ve been playing with the 3D kitchen designer on Ikea.com to map out this non-existent kitchen. We’re looking to convert it into a galley of sorts with a table and possibly a bar. Realistically the bar comes first. I’m kidding. (No, I’m not.)
At the moment, the kitchen has got a half-table in it with three chairs, one strip of counter which includes the sink, and then a stove and fridge placed on the opposite wall. I’m hoping the granite won’t be a problem because of how little we actually need, and having something natural as a surface will really gussy up the baby kitchen. As appliances go, we’re more likely than not replacing the existing fridge/stove and adding a dishwasher and over-the-range microwave (or microwave/convection oven combo, if my husband really loves me 😉 ) We’ll also be adding a small bit of additional counter space between the fridge and stove and overhead cabinets all around!
Basically if I show you the specs for the 3D Ikea kitchen you’d see of all that instead of having to picture it in your mind. But I haven’t nailed down my cabinet style so 😛
Alright, I need a giant cup of coffee and then we’re off to scout this granite. Happy vibes everybody!