Monday, February 24, 2014

The Price of Progress

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Post-Script: Now that the kitchen looks more like a kitchen than a construction site, we're wondering why we waited all these years. Well, money was one reason. But there's also inertia, knowing the inconvenience involved in the transition but allowing it's severity to become over-inflated in our imaginations. It's actually been fun living in our temporary quarters and cooking like we're on the road. It'll mean that much more when we get back to normalcy in our new kitchen.

Humans, we're funny creatures, so sophisticated in our own minds yet very much like any other creature that takes a liking to nest-building. We like our nests cozy and comfortable, we do. We talk a big talk, but it's the simple things that count.

Typecast via Olivetti Underwood 21, photo via Fujifilm X10.

4 Comments:

Blogger ZetiX said...

These dials look very nice indeed. Would you reckon that your new kitchen will last fifty years as well?

3:02 AM  
Blogger Bill M said...

Congratulations on the new kitchen.

Sometimes old appliances are like other old things, just really cool to have. Appliances seem to fail though and then there are no parts to repair them.

I'd love to install some Solatubes here, but I'd rather move to a nicer place.

3:11 AM  
Blogger Joe V said...

ZetiX, I doubt any new appliance will last as long as an older one, but since our new oven is free-standing, replacing it at some future date will be less traumatic or expensive.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Rob Bowker said...

I found getting a new kitchen put in was more stressful than moving house in the first place. I would walk around kitchen showrooms at the end of my tether screaming "it it just a plank of wood for keeping things off the floor" when the other half became bedazzled by yet another worktop. She was right though, it WAS worth it, eventually.

5:21 AM  

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