Well, it's not fancy but it is looking a little more like a kitchen. I took a half day off last Friday and managed to get this cabinet up.
I hid my storage containers in the upper cabinet which frees up space on the shelves by the sink. Next step, put up small shelves and a pot rack, remove the trim I used to cover the paneling seam and put up something for the backsplash. I have this wacky idea to use a leftover piece of vinyl flooring for the backsplash. I'll take a picture if I try it.
I have 3 more vacation days to use up before December 8th so I plan to take every Friday off until then. It is quite nice to have 4 day weeks but on Monday I will have twice as many emails to answer. I can't escape the work. My plans for Friday are clean up outside, store the shade cloth, roll up hoses, stack construction materials nicely. Then maybe go through some of the boxes in my bedroom and organize the kitchen.
Every month I track the value of my house and rental house on Zillow and my 401K balance. I have a certain number in mind before I retire/change careers. Today I was only $2,000 away from my goal. That is amazing. I know the housing market and stock market fluctuate a lot but if I am that close now then I am pretty sure I will surpass my goal by my target date of my 45th birthday 1 1/2 yrs away). It is great to see the pieces falling in to place.
Wow, looks very flashy. You have had a lot of progress this year despite all the family problems you have had to cope with.
Looks good to me. And congrats on being so close to your goal!
Upper cabinets are hard to put in! You did really good. Slowly but surely you're getting there!
that is amazing you are so close. Congrats.
I am hoping to last another 2 years and 5 months, but this has been a really, really bad c
ouples of months. I really could use the money from another 2 years and 5 months
Looking good, Daizy, both the cabinets and your finances. I would be proud to have "retire at 45" in common with you! A "retire at 45" party with all of us online friends would be nice, too. But you know that you will need to have enough reasonably liquid assets/income to cover your expenses in order to really retire, not that you aren't getting closer and closer to that lauded goal.
Thanks, Lizzie. I suppose I should look back at the before pictures when I think I'm not making any progress. Big improvement one project at a time.
Thanks, Abigail. I still have to pay off the mortgage before my goal is reached so that's $43k. Hopefully that will be gone in a couple of years.
Michelle, I'm surprised I didn't break anything or injure myself! Hopefully the cabinet will stay up on the wall. I think I put in enough screws. I'm only putting plastic containers in it just in case. Nothing too heavy.
Anonymous, I still have to pay off the mortgage on the house so I have some work to do. I wish I could quit now.
Yes, Dave, it should probably be a Retire at 46 party to make sure I have enough money to last me until I can access my 401k.
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