When I remember back to spending so much time at my grandparents, and baths were taken on Saturday evening in a big galvanized tub in the back yard with water my grandma heated on the stove, to now . . complaining about my shower head, I feel kinda bad but then I tell myself . . great shower heads are available so why not have them?
I can’t even remember the last time we had a house without a shower head where you could remove part of it and squirt it wherever you wanted to squirt it. Sure, it’s great for some of those body parts that don’t get a lot of water when the shower head is hitting only the top of your head but what I love is being able to spray down the shower with cleaner, scrub it and then pull that squirt thing down and rinse the whole shower!
All the showers in this house had regular, plain shower heads – no options, no hand held wand thing. I never mentioned it because I felt like Vince had enough to deal with and didn’t need me complaining about the shower heads. A couple of weeks ago, he said “You know what I miss?” and he brought up the shower head. I told me . . me too! He got online, looked at them all, read the reviews and ordered them. They arrived and over the weekend, he put the first one on our shower. Oh, my goodness! It was awful. I never used it because the hose was so . . it wasn’t kinked up but it was rigid and very hard to use. I suggested that we turn it on and let hot water run through it for a while but it was really more like a cheap, plastic waterhose. Vince ordered a different one, and this time, just got one to try. It arrived today and he’s already put it on.
This is the one he got. It was less than $30 so it can’t be the best but it will probably outlast us. The one in the bathroom I used in Texas started leaking and then it sprung a leak in the hose. One day we were in Home Depot and I picked up a new one and I remember Vince being really upset because it was over $100 and I told him . . it’s worth it to get rid of the leaking hose that sprays me right in the face! Yes, it was great but from what I can remember, this one for less than $30 works just as well. We’ll see.
The other thing I have had at my last three houses was pull out shelves in the bottom cabinets. This house doesn’t have that! Now that I’m at the age where getting down on the floor to find something in those bottom cabinets means I’m stuck there til Vince comes along to help me, I really do need those pull out shelves.
Vince and I don’t usually buy each other gifts for Christmas but this year, he got the Clemson fire pit, though I’m thinking he’s not so much a Clemson fan right now. I got him four or five decent shirts. Seriously, ever time we go somewhere that he needs to wear something besides a green T-shirt with holes in it, he either pulls out a Walmart T-shirt that he got on clearance for $1.50 (and it looks like that’s what he paid for it) or he says “I don’t have anything to wear”. Good grief, Vince! I keep saying “Buy some shirts!” and he’ll say “I have them. I just haven’t unpacked them yet!” Where are they? He doesn’t know but he’ll find them . . some day. No need now. I ordered shorts. The next thing I’m going to do is throw away all those Crocs he keeps wearing when we leave the house.
I think it was Friday and I said “I know we don’t buy each other gifts but would you PLEASE order some pull out shelves for the kitchen cabinets?” There were only two that need shelves. Weird that I only needed them for two cabinets considering how many cabinets I have.
On the other side, there’s just the cabinet under the sink and the drawer under the wall oven.
The pantry is all drawers. You open the bottom cabinet and it’s either three or four drawers and the top is the same.
So, it’s that cabinet to the left of the fridge. It’s 36″ wide and 24″ deep so a lot of stuff can get buried back there. The other cabinet that needs a pullout is the one to the right of the stove. Obviously, these are the pictures from the former owners when the house was for sale.
Vince measured everything Saturday but had a couple of questions so he called the place on Monday, got his answers, placed the order and they were shipped yesterday morning. I’ll be so happy to get those pull out shelves installed. They’re supposed to be here 12/28. It’s UPS, thank goodness, so hopefully they’ll be here close to the target date.