I have been laid off since January... time to do stuff, but no money. I knew we were getting back some money on taxes this year, but since hubby started a business last year, everything went to an accountant... and we waited... and waited... Finally, two weeks before I'm due to get called back to work I have some money to do a project. Wish me luck that I get it done before I get back to work... or it may just get dangerous around here! LOL I'm guessing we'll have the house paid off in about 5 years, so I plan to get a loan at that time to remodel the kitchen completely... new cabines, new appliances, actually have more than one outlet on the countertop that I can plug something into (I have two duplex outlets, but three things plugged in - microwave, clock radio, under cabinet light) so I literally have ONE outlet... drives me nutso I tell ya! Well, I have officially HAD it with my set from "That 70's Show" and I'm going to paint cupboards, walls, put in new backsplash, new carpet (or something) and window treatments. I pulled off cupboard doors yesterday and got all the hardware off, and everything is coming out and cupboards are getting scrubbed today. I may throw a coat of paint on yet tonight, but time is getting short. I have had one heck of a time just finding places to put all the JUNK that is in the cupboards (and I'm doing tops, then bottoms, so only half of my cupboard stuff is out right now). Here's my 'before' pic: This is the only area that was still relatively intact when I remembered I needed a 'before' picture! Whoops! Unfortunately, the harvest gold appliances are staying for the time being... not sinking dough into them unless they puke between now and remodel. I plan to have different spaces available then, so I can have a larger stove and oven. I have also been working on my dad's old Jeep... I'll make up a fresh post for that one... coming ASAP!