DIY: Oven & Hob section / Part 3

Forgot to share my progress on DIY Kitchen unit project. So here it is! Will you believe me if I’d say that I’m tired of a messy unfinished kitchen! But there’s nothing to blame but me :). And that’s hard… It’s easier to blame husband or worker than “GO&DO” by yourself! Isn’t it?! 🙂 SO, I will do it by myself till the end! Or so I thought…

… I messed with the gas top size a bit! For about 2 mm! It didn’t fit! And I was too frustrated! I asked Janis to do sawing! He gladly helped me with sawing and the gas (LPG) connection. It not like I don’t know how to join the stuff… actually I figured out that by myself, I just had my late and was a “proper woman” for a second while Janis did all the hard work!

And now a bit about how it is in our family! You may think “Poor Ilze, Janis isn’t doing his  “job” and she needs to make and install and paint and oil.. and etc all the man jobs by herself!”. It might look like that from posts I’m writing. BUT. Janis is a big help, he supports me, help when I want him to help, but basically, I like doing things like that. Sometimes I wish for helping hand and Janis is ALWAYS there! It’s me, not him 🙂

So, here I am… almost finished! ALMOST! But it’s going HARD! I will finish! I already counted the “left hours” of sanding… and it’s 6 hours!!!! 6 hours to finish with those tools & boards I have. It’s hard when “Already jumped over the dog only tail left” (Don’t know the English saying, when a job is almost finished and you need “second breath” to finish!).

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18 thoughts on “DIY: Oven & Hob section / Part 3

  1. I had no doubt that Janis would be helping if you wanted. I recognise that feeling of wanting to do something yourself. It’s looking great. That hob looks very similar to the one we have though ours is connected to the gas mains so we are not allowed to do it though it wouldn’t be a problem. I love the look of the timber counter though ours will be easier to keep clean and, as we’re in a modern flat it’s probably more appropriate. I still think you’re amazing even if you called in a little help.
    I can’t at the moment think of an equivalent English saying; if I do I’ll let you know.
    By the way, what does Janis do “upstairs”? Is he another computer guru?

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    1. He is a developer! He is a Senior Java programmer and just in the right place! He loves his job and it gives us the ability to live in the countryside! I’m officially unemployed at the moment but I’m thinking about few things I can do to be “independent” 🙂

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      1. I’d guessed that he would be something like that. It’s great when you love your job; I did as a journalist; not quite so much running my own business after that – I just love to write, admin/managing of any kind bores me. I know about the ‘independence’; Petronela is now the breadwinner; I worked till three years ago when health brought me to an abrupt halt. Now I toy with the idea of starting something but it’s not very realistic though the Romanian option is still on the table. For now I’m the taxi driver.

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  2. That’s great you’ve got a man who understands you and is supportive! Six hours will go by in no time and you’ll have a beautiful kitchen to play around in:) I usually tell myself I’ll just do an hour to get myself going and then find I want to keep going because I’m so close to being done.

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