I was pissed, but I held my tongue. What good would it do now to lay into him? It would feel good momentarily and then we'd both still be looking at cabinets in their boxes, sitting on the floor. So, Big Red went searching for some kind of screw that he had that could, if drilled far enough, would go right through the drywall, insulation and into the masonry that is our foundation. He found them, but it turns out the screws were "worn" and didn't work.
Hours wasted last night. Hours we don't have time to waste.
I've taken the day today to be home and help. Our goals are:
1. Hang the upper cabinet.
2. Install the lower cabinet.
3. Install the tall utility cabinet.
4. Clean the basement & prep for flooring (the wood laminate floor has been acclimating for the last 48 hours)
5. Layout the underlayment.
6. Install the floor.
It's currently 8:24 am. I am awake, obviously, but Big Red is still sleeping. In fact I can hear him snoring from where I sit in the living room. Should I just get started? I probably will. I can't hang the cabinets by myself (and there's a trip to Lowe's involved for some special screws, anyhow), but I can certainly start working on the clean-up. I probably will.
Aside from all this basement fun, there has been a plus. Mom & Dad were hoping for a white Christmas. Granted, it's only December 10th, but there is a solid blanket of snow on the ground, and if my eyes aren't deceiving me, it's currently snowing. What I need is the following to happen on December 22: No major storms to delay flights, but after Mom & Dad land, we could use a nice downfall...just to make sure the white stays white.