Friday, April 3, 2009

Unpaid Vacation and Other Perks

So tomorrow I'm attending a tiling workshop at the Boston Building Materials Co-op. (I like taking classes and pretending I'm handy, so it's a good fit for me.) I'm gonna learn how to tile the hell out of our ugly kitchen — you'll see. We're planning a low-budget overhaul (I'd like to take a moment to thank our official sponsor, the Federal Housing Tax Credit for First-Time Home Buyers), and it's looking like it may be even lower budget than initially planned, since here at work we're being forced to take an unpaid week off sometime this summer. 

You know what that means, right? 

Meet our new contractor! 



(Gulp.)

What do you think — it's a small kitchen, only 10' x 10' including doorways and windows... can we strip it down, replace all our cabinets and countertops, install a dishwasher, paint the walls, and tile the floor for $3,000–4,000? I guess we'll find out!


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