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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kitchen, Dog, Tick, Tired

No, this is not your doctor's office, its my kitchen. 
People have been known to throw themselves onto my kitchen island, lying there, waiting for hours for the doctor to come strolling in.
YES, it's all white, FROM the 90's when all white was IT!!! I'm such a slave to style. Even the coffee pot and toaster.
Good Bye old kitchen!
We had some good times together. 
Check out that fabulous light fixture!
Pralines. Now I want to go back.
YES, I have a lot of junk! Zoom in on that hutch.
You'll be so proud of me. I've since cleared it out.
Results later. It's no longer white either! Wooooo Hooooo!
Okay, we're finally getting somewhere, but no base cabinets. Notice no sink. No water!  That's Joe calling to see where the contractors are.  Imagine that.
 

Whine time:  It's disorienting waking up in the morning and finding there is no sink in your kitchen. How about no sink for nearly four weeks! That nice little pitcher, next to the microwave, here on the back porch, is now the sink.
Actually, we started to enjoy making breakfast outside each morning.
FYI: Those old white cabinets are now hanging in the basement.  I'm helping to save the planet.
 Okay! About two weeks later we have base cabinets and appliances. Still no sink, no water, no dishwasher. At this point the dishes are piling up in the backyard. I rinsed 'em off with the garden hose and called it good. 
About now I'm wishing I was here....
But instead I'm here.....
Yeah, I saw a lot of this. I blurred the picture to protect the innocent. 
We're creeping up on week four now and still waiting on countertops. Be aware all you kitchen renovators! It can be two weeks before your granite is cut. They won't measure until the base cabinets are installed. THEN the clock starts ticking. No countertops means NO sink and that means No water. 
I'm wishing I was here....

A favorite watering hole. This is Seagle's Bar in St. Marys, Georgia. It's a great place if you're into that sort of thing.  But I digress. I wonder why?  
Meanwhile back at the Tucker kitchen renovation, we have totally lost our minds....
 No water, furniture piled up, men with low hanging pants, and we go and get a new dog.  
Good grief, Charlie Brown. Isn't he cute?  Scared to death and for good reason.
How are ya'll doing out there?!  Had enough yet?! Well it's not over yet. There's more...

Lyme Disease : Male / Female Ticks I was bitten by this tick! No, not this exact tick, but one that looked a whole lot like it. If you see this tick, run for the hills!!! I was sick sick sick with a fever for 5 or six days all because of this tiny tick. 
Antibiotics were required and no brain damage was done to me or the tick. I am still in recovery, but there is still no kitchen sink. 
The poor dog spends his days eating sticks and shredding every cardboard box we can throw at him. 
I could eat nails if they had gravy. 

No, this isn't gravy. The washing machine decided to blow a transmission. I decided to clean it up and pretend it didn't happen. About ten loads later, it's still going.

 I was on Priceline about to make a reservation for Fiji when we got the call. COUNTERTOPS!!!  Do you see that sink?  
 This honey of a plumber installed it in a flash, faucet and all. I want to hug him and dance the polka, but I'm afraid he'll leave before he installs the dishwasher. If you recognize this man, please don't tell him I took this picture. 
 We're nearing the finish line. Joe has decided to hang the light fixtures after realizing what electricians charge per hour. 
 Sons come to the rescue to hang the ceiling light... 
 Thanks, guys. <3
 I'm hysterically happy now.
 TA DA!!!!!  Now all to do is fill holes and dents in the walls and install the vent over the stove. 
Next up, PAINTERS!!!  How about sky blue?
Have a happy Summer, you all. 
Love and all good things, 
Ronnie aka Joe's stove operator

10 comments:

Sandy Mastroni said...

well you know that I am happy it all came together for you .... all that hard work ....and it looks GREAT
BUT
ALl I care about is that PUPPY
SO SO SO SO ..... CUTE
I am so jealous
what did you name him .... her ?
I forgot to enlarge that photo to look > ha ha
and you look very happy with the giant light globes

aliceinparis said...

OMG I had such fun reading this entry! At your expense of course.
Good thing you have a sense of humour, sounds like it was needed!
Love your wee doggie.
Tic = bad. Was it lyme disease?
Poor you.
Things must be looking up now, can't get worse:)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Girl, you CRACK me up!
Get it?
I'm going to be heehawing over this post all afternoon.
You're awesome. That's all I have to say.

StudioCherie said...

You are a wonderful story teller, Ronnie. So glad I stopped by this morning to have coffee with you - virtually.

Sweet Repose said...

What a hoot...been there...I just read your comment on my Wild Thing blog http://thewildthingiowa.blogspot.com
and had to come check you out...love it, love your art and love your twin globes...LOL!

I just posted some new baby head stuff you might get a chuckle out of...thanks for stoppin' by!

sharon

The Vintage Sister said...

You're too funny! The kitchen looks amazing but I know what time and energy...and stress goes into any remodel having to do with plumbing. How did people ever live without running water???

Love, love, love the pup! My sister has a mini and they are the sweetest things.

Tracy
p.s nice boobs;)

sarah said...

LOVE your new kitchen! I'm trying to work up enough courage to repaint my cabinets

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Ronnie! My! What a post! And such stories! No kitchen, no sink, and you get a new dog? And then get bit by a tick and have to have antibiotics? My gracious! I'm so happy that it has all worked out for the best, that you finally have your new kitchen - which looks great! And your new puppy is sooooo adorable! Such cuteness! :-)

Anonymous said...

Progress, ya'll have made so much progress! It's wonderful, looks great, but could we have more pics of the puppy? I'm lovin' that dawg. What is his name? You just keep calling him 'new Puppy'. OK, you can name him after me... :) Now I wanna see running water in that sink!

Anonymous said...

I'm not anonymous.... I'm PJ... duh...