Thursday, September 30, 2010

A new day

The cleaning service came yesterday and measured the rooms because that's how they figure out how much the cleaning cost will be. They  are really sweet ladies and said for me to just go in my bedroom and take it easy today and let them take care of the soot. They have to clean everything that is in the cabinets even. Then next week, they will come back to finish. It's not a one day job with my collections. A man will come after that and do the rugs and carpet. I did wash my curtains in the dining room and kitchen, but the living room is full of windows so I will just let them do their thing. When I tell you there is soot and fire extenguiser powder every where, I mean it's a lot for such a small contained fire, but the stove melted and the vent is totally gone, my wall paper is a mess and not sure what they will do about that. It certainly won't match the rest of the kitchen, so not sure if they will replace all of it, so there is a good side to every thing that happens. And right now I need to look at the bright side of every thing. I took a picture with Al's camera but can't find the cord to download it. We already bought the white paint for the kitchen, so after they finish with every thing, we are going to paint it white with pink accents. I am thinking of a soft rose pattern for the wall paper, something that will make me happy to be in the kitchen, but Al said until they figure out why I am so forgetful, he doesn't want me cooking when he is not home, only microwave. Thanks for all the kind remarks, because I was ready to just throw in the towel so to speak and just let them clean it up and leave it like it is, but a fresh new look will cheer me up and everyone's kind words helped me see the bright side of things.
Stephanie, that is so sweet of you to think of sending me something. I will look forward to it.
I hope you all have a great day. I think since I have to be out of the cleaners way, I will visit blogs today and finish the candy bouquets for the benefit on Saturday. Love and hugs, Pat


Connie said...

I agree with the cleaners: go into your bedroom and rest, read a book or watch a good program. It'll help you, sugar. Let them do their work and relax.

The Urban Chic said...

Connie, I feel helpless not being able to help since I am the one who caused the mess to begin with, but they are all so sweet and having been working very hard, but it will take days to get it back to normal because of all my collectables in the dining room. Thanks for all the reassurance. Love and hugs, Pat

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Pat, I told hubby today about your kitchen fire while we were making supper and he sooo sympathizes with you, too. I'm just glad that you and the rest of the house are okay. How are you feeling now, bronchitis-wise? Hope the smoke didn't bother your lungs too much. Adding some pink accents to your kitchen will give you something to look forward to. I'm slowly adding pinks to mine and love it!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

The Urban Chic said...

Stephanie, thanks for your kind words. A new kitchen will be fun. They are replacing all my wall paper because the one I have is discontinued, so I am going to see for a soft rose print that will go with the pink accents that I will have in the kitchen. The cleaning crew is doing a wonderful job, but right now, I would prefer to be in the country. I go to the doctors today to find out about my kidneys and I am praying for good news. Love and hugs, Pat