Our story so far: It was turning out to be a tough week filled with disappointments at the old Methodist church we were turning into our home. As we unpacked some of our kitchen cabinets that had been in storage, we discovered problems.
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Thursday, we determined the luxury crown molding for our kitchen cabinets was wide—too wide if we wanted to have a standard distance between the bottom of our upper cabinets and the countertops. Oh, we could order shorter upper cabinets, of course, for a price. Or we could go with narrower cheap-looking molding. What we couldn’t do was change the height of the support beam which dictated the height of the kitchen ceiling.
After some breathless waiting, the building inspector informed us that the standard distance was simply preference not code-required. We could tighten it up a bit if we wanted to. We opted for a non-standard distance between countertop and cabinets in order to keep the luxury crown molding.
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Today’s headline is a partial quote from professional wrestler and actress Ronda Rousey. Her full quote is, “If you want to be the best in the world you can’t cut any corners. Why do you think swimmers shave their arm hair off? Because every little thing counts.”
Tomorrow: All is not lost. Read about our redemption here.