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I am not sure if you can picture this but my kitchen has a black textured countertop and backsplash, a black and white tile floor and brown formica cabinets. It is a combination of colors that is not very appealing.
The cabinets are the biggest eyesore. Faux wood grain brown fomica was once very fashionable, but that was before I was born. So my hope has been to replace the cabinets once we had the money. That was until I learned that my roof needed to be replaced, so for now the kitchen goes on the back burner. I figured for the time being I'd have to learn to live with the cabinets, but then in steps my sister.
She is BT O probably a Gatherer, she has been watching all those TV shows where they take ugly kitchens and redo them. She suggested we paint the cabinets as a quick fix and then even offered to help me paint. Now how can I resist. With her encouragement and help next week we will paint the cabinets. I am very excited about tackling this project and spending time with my sister. Some things are easier when we have someone to give us a push and help us along.
It's like when you first learned to ride a bike. You start out with your doubts but your dad has his hand on the seat running as fast as he can behind you. He would be out of breathe and panting when suddenly he'd be gone and you would be sailing off by yourself, unsure at first but gaining in confidence as you pedaled. I can still hear my dad hollering, "You did it!"
Coming along side each other is what the ER forums are all about. Nudging each other, encouraging each other, answering questions, and defending ourselves against an onslaught of critics. I take great comfort in knowing that you all are out there living what you believe, but I also know I can pedal on my own if I need to. I feel very fortunate to be a part of all your lives by our connection here on the internet.
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