Monday, June 23, 2008

Welcome to the Bunker

So as I've mentioned before, my house is going through a major reno. Thankfully I have my room back and my own bed to sleep in, but the worst has hit us now with the complete demolition of our beloved kitchen.

What was once this:

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a place of many infamous predrinks, birthdays, family dinners, spontaneous shenanigans and permanent grazing  is now this:

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So what is a Jewish family to do when you remove the centre of the universe - the kitchen - from the home?   Why, make up a new one of course!

Enter the bunker: our laundry room/makeshift kitchen in the basement that resembles a mildewed bomb shelter.

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The barred window above the sink really lends the room a welcoming ambiance, as does the wire hanger booby trap keeping the freezer door shut.

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Hats off to my mom who crammed our essentials into the tiny room that will feed my parentals, myself and the animals for 3 painful months. She organized it so everything we need has a place and will tide us over until September when our brand new fancy kitchen will make its debut.

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Although we all agree that killing ourselves did enter our minds, we're making do.  We have an oven, a microwave and a toaster, but I can tell you that it feels weird washing tomatoes in a laundry tub and boiling pasta next to the dryer.

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Most of all I hate that I can't really entertain unless the weather cooperates, which it totally isn't (rude!), plus baking is fairly impossible, slash way too much of a hassle. Despite the shitty circumstances, I'm trying to suck it up and embrace the bunker --much like my mom who sits contently eating a lola while watching the food network at our new teensy IKEA dining table.

I know it's a means to an end but I really just wish it would end now....

3 comments:

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

it's hard for someone who loves beautiful surroundings to have to go through the ugliness of a remodel. hopefully things will wrap up soon!!
xo

diana @ please sir said...

Looks like lots of hard work, but the end result will be worth it!

yaelatner said...

hahahaha! you mom looks so cute in your make shift kitchen. I cant wait to see the new reno!