The kitchen seems to be progressing in bits and pieces- like most of our projects.
Step One- Get SUPER excited about all the possibilities for a new _(insert random project here)_!
Step Two- Start researching options and realize you underestimated prices on 98% of the materials needed for the project.
Step Three- Get discouraged, have a drink, and wait about three weeks before starting back with Step One.
Step Four- Start purchasing supplies needed, while quietly rocking back and forth and weeping in the hardware store over the loss of your retirement savings to pay for _(insert project name here)_.
Step Five- Rough out a general plan & time-line to include all supplies already purchased. Always assume you’re a superhero, and though all the experts recommend taking 2 weeks to complete the project, you can get it done in an easy weekend.
Step Six- Begin installation and realize the 98% of what you purchased doesn’t fit/work in the space/looks ugly in your home, and the other 2% you haven’t bought yet is crucial to project success.
Step Seven- Discuss/argue/yell at your significant other about the lack of planning,/organization/technique/all of the above. (Note that this step usually takes place between the hours of 1AM and 3AM on a Saturday or Sunday night.
Step Eight- Finish the project about 3 years after project was originally dreamed up.
Step Nine- Get a stiff drink and vow never to take on anther DIY project.
Step Ten- Get an idea for a new improvement and think “The _(insert previous project name here)_ that we finished last year wasn’t so hard…we could get _(insert new project name)_ done just as easily.”