I am so itchy to get into our new house. We've got piles of stuff everywhere in the apartment. It's such a challenge to be in limbo. Yes, we move in tomorrow. But I would love to bring some things over today. All the clothes we have here at the apartment, various stuff from the frig and the pantry, books and magazines that have been piling up.
Our house is not really completely done. There is a bit more painting to do, plus cleaning and fixing up all the windows. Sigh. I'm sure this is the way it is with most new construction. You set the closing date, lock in to the interest rate, etc etc etc and then you really just have to sign the papers. (Well, you don't HAVE to obviously.) We have complete confidence in our builder that all the remaining details will be attended to, so the closing was without question.
I just want to move in! And this is complicated a bit by "a day without immigrants." Nearly all the contractors that have worked on our home have been Hispanic. For the most part they have been professional, polite, very skilled and dependable. Some speak a little English, some speak a lot of English and some speak no English.
Dallas is 43 percent Hispanic. The population in Maine is .7 percent Hispanic. Not 7 percent... no, that's seven tenths of a percent. Clearly, we have moved to a whole new world. I'm delighted to be here and though I'm eager to get every little detail fixed up on the house, if it takes a few extra days while some of the Hispanic contractors stay home to encourage the government -- and everyone -- to take note of their enormous presence in our community, that's cool with me.
I don't have strong political views. I don't know what the answers are to the many challenges of immigration. But, when an individual shows me respect and he or she is good at what they do, I am thankful for their presence. That goes for everyone.
In the meantime, we've been shopping for handles for the cabinets. This is the special order section at one place.
This is one of the handles we're considering. Photo by Benjamin! He got both me and the handle. Good job!
Here's a close up of the knob. This would actually go on a drawer, not a door. But you get the idea.
It's pretty plain. But I didn't find anything more interesting that I just adored. Plus... all the really interesting stuff comes with a really interesting price tag. (You know what I mean.)
Jeff originally thought he wanted silver colored hardware to coordinate with the appliances. I think I have convinced him that this bronzy color will help tie in the darkish tile and counter with the lightish cabinets. Plus, they feel warmer and more cottagey. I'm all about "warm" when it comes to decorating.