The cabinetmaker who fitted our kitchen returned this morning to fit the handles too.
I can hardly wait to start filling those glass-fronted cabinets up with colourful bowls and bits and pieces, but I suppose I better wait until we've sanded and painted first...
We're gearing up now for that job by checking which areas are definitely lead paint. Pretty much all of them, in case you were wondering.
Lead paint = expensive protective gear. Our masks and the gas cannisters to go with them have cost about $800 (gulp). Plus there's coveralls and various other bits and pieces still to buy. At this rate, getting rid of the lead paint safely is going to cost almost as much as getting rid of the asbestos (the professionals did that) and take a lot more of our time.
We're not excited about wearing these masks for a week right in the middle of Summer.
Dan has already made the relevant 'Lu, I am your Father' jokes, by the way. Lu is not a fan of these masks whatsoever. She describes them as 'bery scawy', which is also what she says about Santa Claus.
Tis the season to scare your toddler, evidently.