Good morning and happy Friday! I wanted to write about what it’s like to cook in a kitchen that’s not quite completely finished; how familiar and unfamiliar it is, and how for someone like me, any deviation from the norm is an anxiety-inducing feeling, but as I started writing, I realized it would make too long a post. So, I’m saving it for another day and keeping this here short and sweet.
Never underestimate the space-saving and organization power of a well-placed pot rack and some magnetic knife strips. I feel so much more organized even if I’m still fumbling around in the kitchen. While I’m unpacking and finding a place for everything and everything in its place (takes awhile!), I’m sticking to pantry basics and cooking in such a way that I use what I have without having anything go to waste. So far – it’s been mostly successful. But I’m still wrestling with the water dispenser on our Samsung fridge. I’m supposed to “drain” it of the air bubbles in the water line – which according to Samsung customer support – means I need to drain 2 to 5 gallons of water! Who has time to stand there and do that?! So I’ve been draining cup by cup when I’m in the kitchen, but I feel like I should be, at least, close to being done and the water dispenser is still dripping when the waterline is connected. If anyone just happens to be a refrigerator (esp Samsung) expert reading this, I’d love your opinion!
I’ll keep things brief today. I hope you all have a restful and fun weekend. We may have to go to Ikea – groan! – again. Andrew starts a new job on Monday. I’ll continue to unpack and work on the books. And I hear there are some sporting events being televised, so we might watch that. Have a great weekend, all!
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