Find the Kitty 11.13

November 13, 2009

Find the Kitty

It seems I haven’t had much going on besides Find the Kitty these days. I’m up to my armpits in paperwork and office work around the house…. plus it’s a disaster since I haven’t tidied it in a while. I’m in a lull, I suppose, with a long list of projects but no time to devote to them.

On the other hand, there’s always time to fool around and play games with the kitty. 😀 Can you find her?


Ah yes, this is my disintegrating kitchen. It was originally a pantry or closet, I suppose, or a housekeeper’s quarters. It was converted into a kitchen sometime in the late 50s, and was completely remodeled in the disgusting 70s style. Thing is, when they redid the kitchen those two or three times, they never bothered to take down the previous layer. So there are three floors under that horrid pre-vinyl tiled floor; and there are several walls behind those cabinets: the original plaster which, judging by the wintry-fresh breezes that blow in when I open the cabinets, is mostly gone; some 50s drywall, some 70s paneling, wallpaper over the paneling, and paint over the wallpapered paneling.

ICK! Not to mention that whenever anyone did plumbing or electric in this house, they never bothered to close up the holes in the walls that had been made. That explains that big piece of drywall patch above the cabinets– I screwed that on when we were getting bats in the house, following the plumbing lines from attic to basement.

The cabinets were originally dark brown and black, and you could barely see your hand in front of you, it was so dark in this room. I started painting the cabinets white, but had to stop because the cabinet paint I was using gave me an allergic reaction (alkyds). Still, even a little of the white helped things.

It’s such an unpleasant room to work in, needless to say. I mean, you want to spend as little time as possible in this room, so you only cook and eat when you really must. Otherwise, you’d rather spend your time in the nice, remodeled, warm and cozy living room, in front of the computer, typing out Find the Kitty posts. Don’t you agree? 😀

Someday we’ll get it fixed. I’ve been saying that for 10 years. But I MEAN IT! I just don’t know WHEN yet. 😀


6 Responses to “Find the Kitty 11.13”

  1. Junk Drawer Kathy Says:

    Finally! I can see kitty! What’cha doin’ up there?

    My former house had a crazy-colored kitchen. The double sink was PINK! And the countertops were turquoise. The house was built in the mid-60s and I suppose that combination was all the rage. Whatever. We didn’t stay in that house long enough to remodel, but it was the first thing on our wish list.

  2. Lin Says:

    This was an easy one! But I have to admit that it is a very interesting kitchen you got there. Maybe the kitty is looking for long lost bats!

  3. Lynne Says:

    Okay, well, on the positive side, I do like the wall color! That’s a lot of layers to work through, whenever you do get to it!
    What’s that furry thing on top of the cabinets? LOL

  4. Name (required) Says:

    Got the kitty spotted!

  5. The Fitness Diva Says:

    Ha! I got the kitty this time! Thank goodness mine doesn’t go up on top of the cabinets like that. It’s so high up in my kitchen!

  6. Beth Says:

    I have one of those unpleasant to work in kitchens, too, and there is no money for a remodel on the horizon. I have to laugh at the location of the cat, and hope that it is better behaved than the cats that lived here before we bought the house. I am missing cabinets in my kitchen because of those cats. As we were going through and cleaning and painting the house before moving in, my husband discovered that the top of the upper cabinets had been used at times instead of a litter box, and some of the bottom cabinets had been “sprayed” so much that they were disintegrating!! :-O Too bad we didn’t know about that and other “issues” BEFORE the house was in our name.