It is 9 a.m.
Standing in front of a house which has been on the real estate market for only 12 hours, I turn and look at Salty Dog. “I think I can make it work. It has lots of character. I already have a vision…what’s my budget for renovations?’
Salty Dog laughed, “Budget? We don’t have a budget! We won’t have any extra money if we buy this home.”
My next sentence came tumbling out, “This house looks like a prison with the wrought iron. The exterior siding is painted flesh tone. I’m going to have to knock down several walls inside, and the kitchen and two bathrooms are every bit of 1977. New floors are a must. I don’t know if we want this project.”
At this point the realtor chimed in, “Did I mention the listing agent said there are 8 other offers?”
“Other offers? NOW I MUST have it!!!” I cried out.
And so the adventure began.
In the beginning Salty Dog and I thought we could easily renovate our new home. We are the product of what happens when you watch too many DIY shows and think wouldn’t that be fun to do! Comparing ourselves to an unrealistic image of the DIY couples lead us to drinking. Hence, WINE NIGHT, every night.
We are not close to any DIY couple you may have seen on television. We are at best the exact opposite.
Any T.V. DIY Couple
Always appears like she just stepped out of a salon.
Is delighted if she finds a clean pair of undies in the dryer for the day!!
Either pursuing the newest business venture with her husband/partner or is heavily involved in various community activities with her children.
Starts drinking margaritas by 3 p.m. because she is fed up the dust from the power tools being used in her house.
House is spotless and is always ready for a photo-shoot.
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Always has a plate of chocolate chip cookies out for guests.
Always drinks her guest’s margarita when they’re not looking.
Feeds the children meals made from organic ingredients on the farm.
Frozen processed food hasn’t killed Salty Dog yet….
We are the result of too much enthusiasm, not enough money, and one too many cocktails.
We are Kimmothy and Salty Dog and welcome to Kimmothy Creates!