Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa's Visit

Santa came to our house on Monday. I guess people over the age of 60 are practical folks. We didn't get a toilet like Barbara and Ron or an ipad like Jim and Gayle. We had planned to get a new mattress for Christmas. That is until our neighbor Vern volunteered to build some drawers for our kitchen. If you remember, we moved into this new Mobile Suites in October and discovered there were no drawers in the kitchen. Since Santa's visit, that has been corrected.

We began with this empty space where there would have been a dishwasher if we hadn't eliminated that from our order. At the factory, they had replaced the dishwasher with a slide-out wastebasket. We quickly moved the wastebasket and were left with empty storage space. (There was a cabinet door there.)

A week or so ago, Vern brought these drawers and frame.

And Monday, he arrived to install them.

Here are the drawer slides, waiting for the drawers.

And here are the drawers in place, just waiting for me to fill them.

It didn't take me any time to do just that. Finally, the knives, forks and spoons, as well as other cooking tools and some pans were sitting the drawers, within easy reach when I cook or put away the clean dishes. Yea!

In the next week or so, Vern will return with drawer fronts that match our other cabinets. That will be nice. But we're both happy campers, now. We feel like our new home is finally complete.


  1. Be careful,more drawers means more stuff....

  2. Always need drawers. Merry Christmas.

  3. Drawers are nice but the iPad is more fun!
    For some reason I didn't connect that you are friends with Ron and Barbara. We are supposed to try to meet them for a hike early next week before we leave the area. It would be great if you could join us. Merry Christmas!

  4. We'd enjoy that. When and where? Let us know.